Ideally, I think it's best to be excited by new technology while also being happy with what you have. It's a tough balance to achieve, I know; but that's what I strive for anyway.
Oh, and by the way, the doors to NAMM will open the day after tomorrow. The show has yet to begin.
Definitely. I just spent a good chunk of savings on a brand new Nord Stage 3 last Summer, and I'm still getting acquainted with it - I haven't used the synth section to its fullest potential yet. I'm generally good gear-wise at the moment. I just need more time to use it!
But NAMM will be a fun time to catch up with friends, network with folks and geek out. A lot of my friends are into the whole Comic-Con/Anime convention scene, which I have absolutely no interest in, but I kind of envy how their crowd comes together for huge events, so I see NAMM as my own opportunity to "Con" (minus the cosplay, of course :)).