I was afraid I'd hate it. I do not like big crowds (that's why I don't go to beaches or music festivals) and in general I'm comfortable being alone. But I don't need, or even want, total solitude all the time. So I find it's a relief to be able to go someplace where there are other people around, even if they're total strangers and even if we don't interact.
Sleeping four to a room isn't my first choice but the bunk still allows adequate personal space. The lavatories have a toilet with a consolidated wash basin which I think is a clever idea and very efficient. I'm getting used to the environment and the drill of eating in the common dining room and washing your own cups and dishes.
So, I got a decent night's sleep last night and recharged both myself and my mobile devices. Now, on with the plan of the day.