I was going to say something similar to @jgf1123, but with less scientific research links.
Basically, yes, you would have more games, but how often do you get to play games currently? If you get to play often and new games manage to hit the table relatively quickly and regularly, then SHUX may not feel like that much of a draw.
However, if you are like me and you have owned some games for over two years without managing to get them to the table, where you might only get together with friends 1-3 times a month to play games, and a kid-free environment is very hard to arrange, then paying a grand for a weekend where you can spend almost every waking moment playing board games or watching board game related content, meeting a bunch of people who share in your passion for games, and also be able to do the usual vacationy things like eating out and seeing the sights is highly appealing.
I am only sorry that I likely will not be attending this year, even though my lovely wife said I could, as I feel we need to invest the money I could use for that in a variety of home improvements. Hopefully next year, though, we will be able to attend again.