This is the chief advantage of a forum. There are things that we have never had the chance or courage to say something. But once we hear it from others, we get delighted that I am not alone or eccentric :-)
Your experience at Hajj (& Umra) is astounding but you will be happy to know that women of our family have maintained exactly the same thought and action.
More and more people around the world are coming to agree with my humble research on WHO
DAIKHNA TAQREER KI LAZZAT KEH JO USS NAY KAHA
MEIN NAY YEH JANA KEH GOYA YEH BHI MAIRAY DIL MEIN HAI
May Allah bless you!