You are looking at the awards picture from the perspective of a wrestler and not the perspective of the folks that hand out the team awards. Taylor and Q would no doubt rather have his name above the title, but from the perspective of those deciding who gets which "team" award, there's no question Taylor had the better year. Every wrestler wants a national title, but I can tell you they would much rather have that national championship team ring on their finger than a plaque on the wall.
Conaway seems like a good addition. Give him a redshirt year to adjust to college and grow into 125. It seems possible Megaludis will go 125 next year, presumably redshirt the following year and jump in at 133 after Long graduates.
From the Wright story, it seems possible he could be bumping up to 197 (and, I would think, Ruth would move up to 184) next season. Could be a very solid lineup next year.
The more interesting question would be would you rather have Jenkins' year or Taylor's season? A finals win in your last go-round with nothing else to show for the season. Or a finals loss in your first go-round, along with a team Virginia Duals championship, a team co-championship in the Southern Scuffle, a team championship in the Big Tens and a team championship at Nationals. I guess it depends on whether you view the sport as solely an individual one or a team one.
Another way to look at it is that a Nationals team championship is harder to attain than an individual one. Witness the short list of schools that have been able to accomplish it. If you are an integral part of all that team accomplishment, would you trade your final's result for all of that? If you are a real "team" guy (especially one with three more shots at an individual title), I think you say "no".
It would be interesting to survey different athletes in sports where individual effort adds up to a team win, like Gymnastics, Fencing, Wrestling, College Tennis & Golf, Boxing etc to see what would be more satisfying:
1) An individual championship but none for your team
2) A team championship but none for you
I am going to bet, that if athletes were honest that their answer would be #1. Another reason to me would be that if an athlete becomes an individual champ then he is more likely to try & elevate his team for the next team competition. If a team wins but he/she doesn't my guess would be that that athlete might be a bit more introverted upon his own performance. It is an interesting dynamic.