Thanks Phil. The Campy worked fabulously, though sometimes I had to think for a second or two before shifting up front to remember which lever did what. Still have Shimano on the brain.
Shifting up front was quick -- way, way better than with my Shimano 105. I dropped the chain once, but that was due to shifting with the chain in a bad position.
On the ride home, however, the upshifts were getting somewhat sloppy, so I'll have to do some minor rear-derailleur adjusting. I think the poor bike was tired from all the shifting I did in the hills to find the right cadence!
The ergonomics were a dream -- my hands love Campy. Also, shifting from the drops was not a problem.
Overall, a huge thumbs up.
EDIT: Oh, and I had the Campagnolo jersey and gloves well before this bike was even a gleam in my eye. In fact, to show you how much of a newbie I am, when I bought the jersey nearly three years ago, I didn't even know what Campagnolo was! I just liked the understated looks.
By the way, when I wrote that the Chorus shifted "way, way better" up front than my Shimano 105, that was taking into account the shifting troubles I was having with Shimano due to a bent derailleur. When the 105 was in good condition, the shifting was generally OK.
Still, there were times when I had to play around with the 105 shifters to get it to engage. At these times, a loud "crack!" would emanate from the left shifter. At first, I was scared that I was breaking something. I got used to it after a while.