Congratulations! I am very pleased indeed for you, and I was glad to be able to help, albeit just by reassuring you after the event.
I hope the outcome has reassured other parents reading this Forum and feeling that intensive questioning from a panel must be an indication of an unsuccessful appeal. Often a panel will need to put a little pressure on you to get the information they need. I often find that on appeals - it is only after the 3rd or 4th post that the real "meat" of a case emerges, and a panel hearing is no different.
Also bear in mind that panel members all have different personal styles. Panel Chairs are primarily chosen for their experience and fair-mindedness. Some may have the bonus of excellent inter-personal skills, whilst others may not be quite as strong. None of them are at the level of troll though, I can assure you!