jeebus. regardless of what people think, even when they are hurting, oxford is a superb university.... probably. i mean i hope it is. yes, results day and the following few can be awkward, people making offers, people not and rubbishing their number 1 because they didn't get in. but soon twill all be forgotten. a few of my mates applied to oxbridge, two of us got offers, my mate missed Cam despite 6A's of 560+ in real subjects. but he is the only one who wasn't bitter towards me. off the others all i've had is "oxford is ruddish," "get a grip and go to a real uni...", "i can't thank god enough for me not getting an offer because i really didnt want to go there anyway" in the end, you done what you set out to do.
edit: and as for what it made me feel when they said such stuff about oxford - i got in i'm lovin it big style.