For me, the best E3 is 1999. Dreamcast was the new hardware everyone was talking about. SNK was putting out a new system. Sony showed off Omega Boost and for a certain somebody. Legend of Dragoon was at this E3. PS1 was at it's best. SEGA looked hopeful, SNK had something to offer and Nintendo had a solid E3. Capcom was outstanding. Everyone was amazing.
More photos of E3 1999 https://imgur.com/gallery/onDvupU
While I find E3 2015 to be pretty dull overall. My fave moment in any E3 despite how the end game turned out (it was awful) but for a moment 15 years of waiting Sony announced Shenmue III. My mind was blown.