You stood up, in front of a large group of people and spoke from a hastily rewritten, restructured testimony. Remembering your posts before the testimony - I would say what you've done is nothing less that spectacular! You certainly did not let me down - regardless of how it might be perceived. You stood your ground, played by their rules, poured out your heart to what sounds like a bunch of deaf ears ... Quite honestly, you amaze me with your inner strength.
Congratulations, Gary. For completing what you set out to do. Whether or not it was changed because of some bureaucrat is less important in my eyes than the fact that you did what you started out to do. You stood up and you were heard. Whether anyone actually "listened" is out of your control anyway - be proud of what you've done, Gary. I'm proud of you.