I wouldn't say the experience was traumatic but it definitely wasn't enjoyable. Especially since I was bloated and staring at pictures of Adriana Lima in her glory. I definitely didn't want to go back, and I haven't.
The time of the year between Summer and Fall is my favorite time - fashion wise. It's still warm enough to not have to wear bulky coats & jeans but it cools down enough at night to where you can wear a fabulous jacket, or in my case, suede boots.