2018 CES for High End Audio

I have been attending CES since 2003 and last year was by far very disappointing compared to all the prior years with a significant number of manufactures opting not to attend. 
Dont get me wrong it was still enjoyable but not as well attended as in the past. So has anyone heard if anything is being done to improve manufacturer participation and breath new life into CES.
Nothing compares to the CES shows held in Chicago years ago. It lost something when it was moved to Las Vegas. Moving through historic hotels to hear all the high end product was very cool. Yes, there were more product/companies back then, but it was the atmosphere that was unique. I miss it.
I've been going for more than 20 years and 2017 was the last for me.  Some interesting stuff but not enough for the cost and bother of the trip.