I had a great visit - thought it was fantastic. I got called out by other LSDers (apparently a stocky bald guy who signed up his kid to come to dinner is a likely candidate to be "Deldad"
Towelie was a great ambassador; plus, the info on your summer job was very encouraging, given my plans. Legal App, I'm sure I met you at some point, but I never connected real name to LSD name.
My experience was on the other end of the spectrum from Prajna's, I think. My guides were saying hi to everyone as we passed them, firming up post-ASW weekend plans with them (several were going to a Justin Timberlake
concert together), and I felt like the camaraderie was genuine. (Did hear the word "collegiality" a few too many times, but that didn't imply to me that it wasn't true.) Can't personally speak to Michigan, as I didn't apply there, but a lot of people I met seemed to be deciding between there and Penn. Some felt Penn was more collegial, others Michigan, but I thought, just from talking to them, that deciding between Philly and Ann Arbor was going to be a bigger factor for them than whether one was more collegial than the other.
I was impressed/excited by the opportunities Penn offered. That my be colored by my weird set of goals and/or my ties to the area, but I left with the feeling I could pretty much do anything I
wanted to coming out of there.
If anyone wasn't there and has questions, let me know.