Upload & Sell: Off
As someone who's only been in the industry for maybe 2 and a half years, WPPI is definitely not lame. I've found products, equipment, and taken a few amazing platform classes that totally showed me the ins and outs of different styles of shooting, as well as how to properly use lightroom. My two trips to Vegas (2011 by myself and 2012 with my wife) were invaluable. Also, my wife wants to be a stay at home mom. But to do that, she'll have to handle some of the business back-end stuff for our photography. After seeing Jessica Claire speak, my wife was hooked. So that's clearly paid off as well.
Anyway, I don't think I"m going this year. I don't have time to go, and money needs to be spent on other things, but WPPI has been invaluable for a noobie like myself.