Ooff, had I been present at the game I'm sure I'd have a different perspective. Basically the chance to turn one of the worst nights of your life into one of the best. Hard to pass up.Yeah, like I said it is a close call. That's why I can't say I'd trade 53 or 39 (or whatever) for it, because like you I don't want to lose those memories. But if you started the simulation of the BB/TB era over again and, without knowing which years they were going to win or how or which teams they would face along the way, you got the choice of 5 Super Bowls with one being an undefeated season or six, I'd probably take the 5. Like I said massive first world sports problems.
But like @tims4wins said it only took 15 years but I can at least talk about that game without being massively triggered. It doesn't help that I was there and it was the most painful in-person sports experience of my life, but I at least can look at those still shots of the Pierre Woods play and not vomit.