Finally, some time to start the thread.
I went to the Qwest in Dec/06 (2007) show and Tradex 2007. Even tho the Tradex show is the biggest in western Canada, it is not comparable to Qwest 2007 (Seattle). The Seattle show had more displays of sportbikes (including AV Agustas') as well as customized sportbikes. To be fair to the cruiser riders, there were more custom cruisers and choppers as well. Not to mention classic Indians, Vincents, and Nortons on display. Highlights also included Bike cutaways, Valentino Rossi's MotoGP bike, and other brands of bikes that won't EVER be in the Canadian market (Aprillia, MotoGuzzi, Husqvarna, Victory). Riding gear is also cheaper and the umbrella models are better looking.
The Qwest show also included innovative riding products (new) and aftermarket trade show booths ranging from air filters, storage solutions to motorhomes with integrated motorcycle garages...not to mention PlayStation and XBOX booths for everyone to enjoy..
I won't be going to Tradex again as Qwest is twice as big and worth the 2 hour drive. My vote is for Qwest!