OK, I know that nothing said during interviews is legally binding so I don't need to be reminded of that. However, if the program director gushes all over you and tells you that you are exactly what the program is looking for, that you are the strongest candidate there that interview day, and that he "assumes" that they will list you to match there, how much of a grain of salt should you take that with? I am a very trusting person, and this was at a top-notch "competitive" program, so I doubt he was a terribly deceitful person. I just don't know whether I should pack my bags yet or not. Has anyone had experience with this situation and been burned?