According to this article, for the first time CES will be including an exibit focussed on the home studio. I wonder if any sample library or sample player companies will attend. Or maybe you just need an excuse to go to Las Vegas in January...

"The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (Jan. 6-9, 2005), the Consumer Electronics Association’s annual sprawl, which showcases consumer electronics products, will have a separate exhibit area dubbed Studio@Home in the Central Plaza in front of the Convention Center, where the CES’s 130,000 attendees can’t miss it. Expect several key exhibitors from both the AES and NAMM shows to be there.

There's lots of other interesting audio news below that article as well, including one on the legality of sampling pre-recorded music.