I think this is a great piece of information and this is why I would prefer to be interviewed by an adcom as I would think they would come with the most objective view point.
It never hurts to be aggressive, Sounds like you were truly sincere and I could see that playing extremely favorable in the adcom's eyes. Good job!
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
- Norman Cousins