You guys all seem to be forgeting the most important point...Goldberg sucks.
Here's how it goes: They sign him to a multi-million dollar deal, 2 months later the aura is gone and he's exposed as a bad worker (ala Steiner), then he's back on the shelf...Vince learns, like he did in 1996, that there is no quick fix and he starts building up homegrown talent.
Really cool! I always enjoy hearing stories about people meeting wrestlers outside of arenas and such. Glad you had a wonderful time. It would've been a mark-out moment for me, too, as I've become quite the Shelton Benjamin fan as of late.