I still think it is utterly ridiculous. Why not just set the clocks to noon on the half day of the equinox at 45 degrees North/South and have done with it? Ours is not to reason why!
Besides, I was seeing dawn on a routine basis anyway and finally not getting up in the dark. Now I’ll agree, it is nice to be up and watch the sun hit the western hills between a gap in the clouds. A brief flash of gold and purple. Definitely pleasant to see. But still!