We won't bore you with meaningless platitudes about how committed we are to this, or how dedicated we are to that. (Hopefully, we won't bore you at all.) But we will say this: what gets us out of bed in the morning — and keeps us out of it late into the night — is the ongoing quest for the paragon, the ne plus ultra, the crème de la crème.

It's a road that rolls on and on, a destination that can be glimpsed but never quite reached. And we're fine with that. We'll just keep on going.