Ah,man. At least you know you're punching at the right weight.
Truth. Thanks, Deb.
Keep on keepin' on, bro. "Never give up, never surrender!" - Galaxy Quest
Yeah, what Milo said. Don't give up! Most likely you were just a hairsbreadth from being accepted and some small or random thing - maybe even how the editor was feeling at the time - made the difference. Just keep on getting out there.
Thanks guys. This was a tough one. The close ones always are. At least I feel like I'm making progress.