Well after 3 years of riding, my belly roll has shrunk enough that this past week I suddenly found I can ride comfortably in the drops again!
Feels like I bought a new bike -- better steering and control, more "at one with the bike", and best more leg power (and for someone as slow as me that's important)
Now I recall that in my youth I rode almost always in the drops. So it's also like finding an old friend.
I'm looking forward to more of this.