That's how we all started out.
I know, but i still feel guilty for tossing them! Alas, though, lesson learned. I don't know how I didn't make that mistake last year!
As for comparisions.. the shorter plants are, by far, doing better than the leggy ones in terms of true leaf development, so it was time to let them go. I also hate, with a passion, the type of soil i choose this year to start my plants in. I'll be switching back to my Farfard potting soil as soon as it comes in to the stores! Bleh- this new stuff dries out so quickly and gets really crumbly. Do. Not. Like!
on that note, though, the seedlings I have going right now (lettuce, my squashes yes i started too early, peppers, brussels sprouts, and peppers) are doing really well so far, so I have a feeling it's going to be a good year!