The best thing about checking out a different meeting was being able to truly be a spectator--at my own meeting it's nearly impossible to take the meeting in objectively--I have too much invested and notice too much. That sense of being a 'first-timer' is so valuable--I noticed how different I looked at things from that perspective.
Although the meeting was average--the experience was excellent and so worth it. Also, I so enjoyed building a culture with our student leaders of doing life together. It seemed like we all really enjoyed going together--which truly was a highlight for me.