Welcome home, Boneman. Sorry that so many aspects of your cruise were disappointing. I'm actually in the midst of writing my review of our July 2010 Elation cruise (finally!), so I have been reviewing my notes. I also encountered rude behavior -- in my case, it was from one of the staff in the photo gallery. He kept pushing a 24-page album to hold 8x10 photos, and I kept declining. He became very condescending toward me, and then asked my husband, "Is she always like this?" I avoided him the rest of the cruise.
Dave can fill you in on our assistant waiter, who pretty much ignored a teen in our party.
I see you have some good memories, as do I. I also agree that she's a beauty... although this was my first time onboard so I have no basis for comparison.