I don't know about you, but so far I am not feeling any excitement for anything new at NAMM from what I've seen or heard so far. And nothing that will raise the bar from what I already have.
The new Yamaha CP's offer some new things in this category, but I am definitely not feeling anything that is next generation out of staples like Nord, Korg, Roland, Kurzweil, no new must have clonewheel, plug ins or anything that cause me to agonize over my wallet.
I know there is still time before NAMM, but I'm either feeling underwhelmed or very well stocked for the future.
I know what you are saying. I think we have to wait until Thurs/Friday to determine if its ho-hum or whatever.
Even so, if one is not finding much at NAMM that is interesting, take a a larger view; we get a sense of what certain cos are really focusing on.
For example, I am a Korg/Roland watcher.
What they present as new is an indicator of what their priorities are. How they spend their internal money and resources for a year in prep of 2019, is as important as a product you might highly interested in.