You missed nothing. We went to see it for the first time in 2008 after a co-worker told me how great it was. In his words, "best night time show at Disney." We lined up 45 minutes in advance, which wasn't really necessary, and got seats in the center section. Left underwhelmed. Its a fine enough show, but not as good as Illuminations or Wishes to me. And certainly nothing I would stand in line 45 minutes, or more, for again. In 2011 we decided to give it another shot. I figured I went in with some pretty high expectations based on what my co-worker said, so I might enjoy it more on the second viewing. Nope. We did sit over to one side as I wasn't going to wait in line, but I don't think the seating had anything to do with it. It is still a fine enough view. It just isn't that great of a show to me.