I was there yesterday. Apparantly someone came asking after me at the AMS stand, however I just came along as a visitor, so wasn't manning the stand as such.
I took quite a few pictures, and will post later on today when I have access to my PC (at work at the moment).
I didn't buy much there- I think I have everything I need already to be honest, however i did spot some lovely small drive couplings on the Deans marine stand, and I've logged that for future reference.
Steve, I'm sorry to hear you felt the AMS were a little hostile. It's completely contrary to my own experience, and at least two of the guys who were manning the stand yesterday are Sub Committee members.
In regard to Sub Com UK, as I'm sure you know, a lot of members left the AMS a number of years back over some disagreement or other.
For some, the acrimony may still be fresh in their minds, but it all happened before I was involved with the hobby, and I think folk should just draw a line under it and move on.
In my view, there's everything to be gained and nothing to be lost with the two organisations working together to improve and promote the hobby.