Nice TR for Disney - I always enjoy hearing about the parks from people who have never been there before, especially since I go there often.
As for crowds, you went in August, right? The first few (So Cal residents) passes should have been blocked out, so you would have been competing with deluxe/premium passes, plus people paying to get in. So, in terms of crowds, it can easily top what you saw. And, unfortunately, there isn't much of an off-season anymore - especially with payment plans on the passes.
Regardless, looks like you had an awesome time.
I also hope to see you on a trip again.