Early this afternoon I had a phone interview with a ~$850MM PE firm. At the end of the interview, the interviewer concluded that we need to do a face-to-face meeting, so that's good news.
After being in banking for a while (I thought I was going to make a career of it) I can tell you, those PE guys sound happier.
As I'm working right now on a massive pitch, I have this glowing smile on my face right (i.e. I feel like I had some of the best sex in my life).
Oh well, thought I'd share :)