Today was my first experience being número uno on southwest. It's sort of like getting first chair at the ski resort. You have to pay extra (paid in lack of sleep for skiing) and be vigilant on checking in 24hrs ahead exactly. And it really doesn't make a difference other than giving you that warm fuzzy.
Now I just have to give the evil eye to people with small children so they avoid sitting beside me.
And now for another day spent in the air. Only one more to go this week!