It's recently hit me just how lucky I am
I ended up with some amazing cats. I really did. I see people on this forum going through troubles with cats adjusting to new homes, or drama introducing their cats to each other, and it's really hit me how unusually laid-back my two kitties are. Neither have ever had any trouble adjusting to new situations, and even though I introduced them "all wrong," (didn't know any better at the time), they had about ten seconds of drama and that was it.
I'm not saying that kitties who are more challenging aren't awesome cats, too, but for an inexperienced cat person such as myself, I really feel like I hit the jackpot.