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1. I agree with you that law school has been enjoyable in many respects. I think the experience itself is rather unnecessary and idiotic, and aspects of it are not fun (I can tell you right now that bar studying is a miserable time), but overall I enjoyed my three years.
2. Do you have a job? It doesn't sound like it. What makes you think that you have "great" non-biglaw job prospects? Do you have rich family and great connections? Because if that's it, then your experience and background isn't normal. Or are you just proclaiming victory without anything to show for it. It sounds like you're celebrating your successes before they've even arrived.
3. You're talking about it like we're just a bunch of elitist, frustrated losers who are lashing out at the world based on our sense of disappointment and bitterness. That's just ridiculous. I'm fortunate enough to have a good job for good pay at a respectable firm that I like, and even I still tremble at the debt that I have and the uncertainty that lies ahead. And I'm not blind to the many good friends of mine who are 3Ls studying for the bar without jobs, not knowing how they're going to service their 100k+, or even 200k+, of debt. This isn't really about you or me or individuals we know; it's about trends, about data, about the collective profession. That's why you have state bar associations looking at the long-impacts of the system, and senators talking about the problem behind closed doors, and professors and administrators standing up and saying basically the same things we TLS posters have been saying for years. Are they all just elitist and myopic and willfully deceptive and all the other shit you just leveled at the TLS community?
4. Most of the regular posters, and the posters whom I suspect most of your post is directed towards, are not "biglaw or bust" in that they treat anything and everything outside of biglaw as shitlaw. Much of what you just said is a strawman at best, and just plain false at worst. And yet it still manages to be one of the most intelligent things you've ever said on TLS.