I have been into gaming most of my life, and have really been into it since I picked up my Xbox a few months after launch. I will be in the Los Angeles area until the morning of Monday, May 10th - the same week that E3 starts. I have a friend who has connections to the industry and has some tickets that she's giving away. However, changing my travel plans would incorporate charges on my airline ticket back home (somewhere between $50.00 to $100.00). In addition, I've heard that E3 largely consists of waiting in long lines to see games which you usually observe a few weeks later on stations such as G4 anyway. Therefore, my question is two fold: 1. Is it true that most of attendees' time at E3 is spent waiting in line to view short demos of new games instead of actually interacting with them? Note here that I'm only interested in the AAA titles (Call of Duty: Finest Hour, Half-Life 2, Doom 3, etc.). 2. Is the overall E3 experience worth the approximate $100.00 that I will have to spend to change my travel plans? Thanks for the input.