Hmm, I've been doing this event for 6 years now. It'll be my last year of SO next year, so I won't be building a plane next year. Then again, I didn't really build a plane this year either; I just used the one I built last year. Actually, the MS and the boom were rolled freshman year, so basically I haven't done anything special with WS for a while now.
It bears mentioning that it was WS that got me interested in SO.
I did learn a heck of a lot from it. My interests have diverged from indoor free flight now, but WS taught me so many lessons. I learned to recognize waste in structures. I found out what happens when you go way hardcore and extreme with something after seeing the best planes. I had the joy of gluing my own fingers together and then formulating my own glue (seriously). I got to work with big sheets of balsa, biplanes, RoGs, rolled tubes, pushers, condenser paper, Esaki, and mylar. I can now recognize glues by smell (and taste, but that's another story). I think of airplanes when I see that VitaminWater truck with "the wright stuff" printed on its side.
I'll miss you, Wright Stuff.
(that sounded pansy
Since I retired my avatar recently along with the death of WS, in exchange for the logo of my robot team, here it is again for "nolstalgia."
Actually, there was one even before that last one, that was animated far better than any of these, but I can't find it anywhere.