I would like to mount a brief defense of the pig.
Its skin was crisp and not at all chewy -- and lacked even a speck of a hint of grease.
The meat was moist.
Sure, there wasn't an intense porky flavor. But this is America. There's never an intense porky flavor.
Now maybe I'd have preferred it to be served warm. But I grew up on cold cuts: no harm no foul.
It helped if you dipped it in hoisin sauce.
(I knew there was a reason I was eating much more of it than anyone else.)