Yay. For many reasons.
1. We did it.
2. It's over.
3. Its unlikely to be that bad ever again.
To name but a few. I'm with Lorna on the whole taking it too far thing. Members of the submissions panel should read the pack in detail before attending the meeting to get rid of unnecessary questions and the chair should be given more power to control the meeting and help to keep the length of the meeting down to sensible amounts of time.