The bit where you altered the offset on the Bridge input in the channel editor, with a flick of your mouse you did something thats always taken me ages.. When my bridges dont go the way I want them I have always deleted the faces or Undone.. Then appended to Poly 1 face at a time. Small thing really but Thank you.
Also watching how many times you used the 1,2,3 keys , I've known what those keys did but never realised thats the way they're meant to be utilised (smacks self in head) I nearly always use a Smooth and a Proxy side by side so I can check how my work is going to look smoothed...
Learn from others mistakes, it takes too long to make them all yourself.