For $150K, I do expect the speakers to sound good. :^)
I’ve read some things from Stereophile mainly but not a lot out there yet it seems.
IT looked like your typical show. The new venue seemed to go over well other than the cost of the rooms.
I have not read anything particularly new different or earth shattering so far. Mostly just more very expensive stuff that most cannot agree on and will never be able to afford.
I do hope to make it to Capital Audiofest yet again this year. I am usually able to find at least a few things at these shows that I am interested in and end up buying sooner or later. I give most 5 digit cost components a quick listen for anything new, different, or particularly good usually then just move on.