Babbred, I'm with you on almost all your points!
#1: I do, too. The red and black winning dress would be cool for Homecoming, but NOT Prom. In fact, I daresay the losing dress would have been the #1 dress with girls in my school, which is, evidently, yet another high school in the hicks -- this one, here in Chicagoland. (Ummmm, yeah. I don't think so.)
#2: Not sure why the kids voted on it. Maybe it was prettier in person and just didn't photograph well...?
#2: (Here is where we differ.) There is NO WAY Marilyn would have ever worn Patricia & Samantha's dress!
#3: That was my favorite, too. I would have liked either Layana or Stanley winning again!
#4: I know, right? Makes for good TV, I guess, but not cool.