I fly at least one round trip a month, and used to do at least one round trip per week. It's pretty common for flight crews to announce, "we have a full flight, so use the overhead bins for large items, and store your items and get seated as quickly as possible."
I don't usually encounter rudeness on planes or trains but I'd rather deal with rude employees than with a 6-hour delay (involving 1 canceled flight, which had been delayed an hour, and then an "on time" flight leaving 4 hours late) on my flight this past weekend. Amtrak got you there roughly (?) on time, and for the fare you paid- that's better than most flights in my experience (which usually involve some change fee, delay, etc.).