I like to divide my mornings between the MDR and the buffet. I will always order pancakes, at least once, during the cruise. I have my own "Pancake Contest" between ships. So far the Azamara Journey is number 1 but my first Pride cruise, last November, is a close second.
I love eating in the MDR. It is a much less hurried experience than the buffet and the food is usually a little better but not always.