Any suggestions for a first timer? (I have the money/time to go this year if plans work out).
How do you sort through that many tables, enjoy it, and hopefully find something feeling like it was worth the trip?
Unlike smaller shows, no individual can cover all of this show at once. Even if you have unlimited funds, it doesn't matter. You can't be everywhere.
Definitely bring a pen and write down locations of anything you might want to revisit. If you don't, chances are you won't find it again.
Bring as much cash as you can...and bring along some decent stuff that you "could" sell if you want to. Chances are you might want some reserve.
Plan on spending a couple of days, minimum, to cover everything.