20 years later and I still think of him. Listening to Supertramp while drafting up some sweet flanges. He taught me to be skeptical of everything and everyone and prepared me for the realities of being an adult more than any other teacher.
The autocad guru of OP, it has been almost 10 years since i sat in his class, but i still use the skills i learned as a Landscape Architect.
He was awesome, he made us learn for ourselves while still giving us guidance.