Would you have the same response if someone filled in lesser Universities, knowing they wouldn't go to them?
I think not.
Hmmm, personally I was happy to get an offer. Not because it was 'Oxford', simply because it was from my first choice uni. If my first choice had ended up being Warwick, I would have been equally happy about getting an offer from them. I can't really claim to understand either the 'The decision will irrevovable change the course of my life for ever, and I'll live in perpetual happiness because of it' or at the same time the, 'well getting rejected is actually better than getting accepted' point of view.
But hmm, meh anyway.