I'm interested in when you guys stopped growing...
I'm 21 and I had my last growth spurt at 18, I was always the short guy in high school. I think there were maybe 2 other guys in my year shorter than me I think I was around 5'4 at age 16, I arguably didn't really grow much during my early teens. At 12 I was 5'2 and by the time I was 18 which was my last growth spurt I was about 5'7 just.
Lately I've been getting weird body aches and it never really occurred to me that it could actually be growing pains, since I'm 21 and I haven't grown since I was 18 it just didn't seem likely. However I'm currently almost 5'9 and unless I'm measuring myself wrong it would seem like I haven't stopped growing yet.
You're right about that man... It may not sound like much but going from 5'7 - 5'9 is very welcome. One month your smaller than the majority of men and the next your the same height as most. Pretty cool.
I do understand what you are growing through. I grew up in Texas and when I moved north it was like growing 2 to 3 inches because the guys were shorter. Interesting is that the women were not and it seemed pretty common for the women to be taller than the man.