The following article by Creative COW leader Jon Okerstrom contains his impressions of NAB, from a newbie's perspective. Buried in the story are some tidbits about the upcoming release of ProAnimator 4 (really cool stuff!) and some other hints of things to come.
Zaxwerks, NAB 2005
Click on the link above to read Jon's impression as a first time NAB goer as well as a preview of what's new for Zaxwerks.