but as someone interested in the process and transition, I loved Weimar and thought of it as a treat included in the 17th-19th c. world of Weimar itself
Actually yep that is a very good point, and like you say the transition from neo-Classical architecture to Art Nouveau to Modernism is well demonstrated around the various sites in Weimar. Perhaps a tour focusing on the development angle would really have bought the sites alive for us, as it was our visit was mostly joining some students wandering around campus, then looking in a quirky gift shop.
I guess I was just a little disappointed that I couldn't get the same frission from the site that I did in Dessau. Also we were in a bit of a different mindset in Weimar, like you say there are plenty of other sites to see and the Bauhaus bits were just an additional extra, but in Dessau they were the main attraction.