Wow some really great points for both sides. I also am not a wave the napkin high above your head while waiters dance around balancing plates of dessert on thier heads.
I guess I like the finer points of cruising. I for one like Surfguy's thoughts about paying a little extra to be pampered. If that's what it takes then so be it.
I will proberly book at least two dinners in a specialty restaurant because I like the extra attention that would be offered. Dont I still don't agree with the tactic. I just wont book a specialty dinner during a formal night, that just does not make sense to me. Why pay extra when they are serving lobster in the MDR ?