I had the opportunity to attend IMATS again this year, and was happy to see it had increased in size from the previous year. There was a wide variety in vendors and displays. The wait times to get in was minimal i only had to wait 2-3 mins to get my arm band (I had pre purchased my ticket).
There was a bit of shoving and pushing at a couple of the bigger stalls but in general people were all really friendly and busy enjoying the atmosphere.
I had set myself a budget and had a very detailed list of products i wanted to pick up, but i did get caught up in the excitement and the budget and list went out the window.
If you get the opportunity to go next year i strongly suggest you go it was lots of fun, with a lot of vital information for makeup artist and makeup lovers.