"You start a conversation you can't even finish it
You're talkin' a lot, but you're not sayin' anything
When I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed
Say something once, why say it again?"
- David Byrne
To improve this, we could move Maryland, Rutgers, and Louisville. That gives us 6-5, and the Big 10 2-7. Ouch.
IMO, the ACC had a great record in the bowls, especially when you consider we were playing one bowl up for our normal slotting due to getting two teams into the BCS bowls. Given that we won both BCS games, with one of those the National Championship, and we look fantastic.
Not to mention, that most of us over a certain age, grew up with the ACC brand and have an actual emotional attachment to the conference!
Do players come to VT because they want to play in the ACC? No, they don't. They want VT, they want to be Hokies.
And the final question
Did you feel the same way when VT was in the Big East? Maybe you weren't around when VT was in the Big East, but here's another fact - VT left the BE because it was a good business decision on numerous levels when the ACC option was laid on the desk AND if another business option ever presents itself that's better than the ACC deal it will be a business decision to leave or stay, not an emotional one.
Sorry I hurt your feelings.