I couldn't get to Essen this year for a few reasons but I did keep up with the various posts on BGG from people who did manage to make the trip.
I've also been very selective in what I'm interested in this year and left most of the heavier titles for others in my group to pick up. There are a couple that I'm still on the fence about (Inhabit the Earth and Samara, particularly) but I have got the following arriving this week:
Deep Sea Adventure
A Fake Artist Goes to New York
Peloponnes: The Card Game
New York 1901
Update 13 Oct. Also picked up Samara and T.I.M.E. Stories with the Marcy Case expansion.
Update 15 Oct. My kickstarter Thunderbirds arrived today and also ordered Maskmen, Royal Goods, [microfilms], Game of Trains and Amphipolis from Philibert in France.
There are also a number of others that I'll pick up over the next few weeks (7 Wonders: Duel is my top pick) but does anyone want to enlighten me on what I have missed?