Thanks for the good wishes, everyone! I'm really content with the decision and am excited about the next three years.
"A little while ago" = a few days ago. Probably I should have withdrawn sooner, but I had a hard time pulling the trigger. I didn't see CB's previous posts, so I'm glad that Kretzy pointed everyone towards the LSN. If Yale doesn't deliver for you, I hope to see both of you on campus in August.
It's gratifying to hear the thoughts of those like existenz, since I had a quite different reputation around here some time ago. Since that time, though, I've tried to reacquire people's respect, and I'm glad to know that it's working and that it can happen.