However, this is not to say that it went smoothly. Got called to a window around 3:55, basically on time. But they couldn't find the "type code" that goes with a standard, personalized plate. The worker asked a few others, looked up in books... nada. Ended up disappearing from my view for a while, but returned with the magic code, "99R".
Then the computer loved me, and I had my plates, and had to go get replacement stickers for it. At first, they didn't give me a month sticker, just a year sticker. They didn't complain about giving me a new month sticker when I asked for it, though.
Took those out, put stickers on the plate, and put the rear plate on with a Virginia Tech plate frame that Dee had bought for me way-back-when. Put the front plate one, but was one screw short -- it seems to be on well for now, and I need to ask about getting another screw when I take the car in for service. Which it needs... 81k miles on that car.