I would agree. Skyline drive is beautiful, but it is frustrating. The sheer amount of people and the glacial speed limit can test your patience. But, I'm not saying you shouldn't do it. It's a beautiful ride and everyone should do it at some time. Now days when I go, I hop on Skyline at Front Royal, VA, and take it south about 40 miles or so to 211, then head over to Luray, VA. Of course, coming from Florida you would just go the opposite way. Also remember, Skyline Drive is in Shenandoah National Park. So you'll have to pay $15 to go through.
I certainly wouldn't mind joining for the ride through Skyline. If you have a specific date in mind please let me know and I'll see if I can meet you further south.