So I did my first Crossfit workout. At a "real" Crossfit training place. After all the talk here, rock climbing.com, and several other places - and the fact that several of my buddies from the USMC currently do it.
I was pretty much neutral on the whole ideal, from the organization to the training methodology.
There are things I agree with - like defining fitness in a broader sense than most other organizations do.
Things I am ambivalent on - dead hang versus kipping pull ups.
Things I disagree with - I think OL lifts are a shoulder accident waiting to happen for most people.
The workout (for us) was 4 sets of 15 wall balls, 4 X 15 of slam ball I guess they call it (slamming the non bouncing little ball) and 4 X 15 box jumps. Obviously for time.
It definitely kicked my ass, though bearable, it crushed my wife, lol. Only my abs were sore, though my wife actually limped for a day or two she was so sore.
The CF instructor and his wife were fantastic - helpful, polite, knowledgeable and very enthusiastic. He gave my wife a good bit more attention than me, which was exactly what I wanted.
Unfortunately I had been fighting off a flu that was going around my office and after that workout, and the next day of hard climbing in the gym - the flu won.
So in short I have zero complaints about the experience.