Oh, it was. I'm still not really over it. After so many OCIs, I'm really getting the impression that honesty is a bad thing for your selection chances. Interviewers seem to be only interested in people that tell them exactly what they want to hear, and there is no room for honesty if it slightly deviates. They prefer liars.
Well for at least one of the interviews, the feedback I received after was overall extremely positive, so you're probably right.
Don't get me wrong, I don't fault the interviewers for that. They can and should decide what is best for their business.