I wouldn't trade it for anything. I would do it again (and I hope to).
And there's my brain jumping ahead to the end again. I still need to put the finishing touches on this and face the people for four weekends. I can do this. (you are now stuck in my personal artist pep rally).
Art isn't hard. Art is persistent. It's relentless. Constant. If you try to ignore Art, it will erode you. If you try to exalt it, Art will diminish you. When you create it, Art loves you. When you endeavor Art you get accolades from it.