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!