Yes, I do remember your recommendation! I am pleased with the pack. It is sort of small, but that will encourage me to look at a lighter bag, pad, and shelter, and to pack lighter, which, after all, was the whole point of buying it in the first place! And meanwhile, I did find I could strap the tent and sleeping pad on the outside of it. Tent on the bottom and Thermarest on the side.
The thing I can most easily make smaller right away is my cook kit, I think.
Thanks again, Writelots, and everyone else who chimed in!!! I am, quite literally, a HAPPY CAMPER!!!!