I have been struggling with crippling ADHD for most of my life. I HATE the fake ADHD'ers more than anybody. It is my experience, that because of these people, I get one of two dismissive responses from people-
1) Oh you have ADHD? Yeah, I'm pretty sure I have that too. I really hate studying. No asshole. You don't have ADHD. You hate studying because studying fucking sucks. My struggle is real. Don't dismiss me.
2) You kids today lack discipline. ADHD is a phony disease made up by pharmaceutical companies to sell drugs and to give coddled millenials an excuse for sucking at life. FUCK YOU DUDE.
I often describe ADHD as "dislexia for thoughts/organization". For example, I know that when I get out of bed in the morning I need to eat breakfast, take a shower, brush my teeth, and put on my clothes, but damned if I can figure out in which order I should do these things. So after l lay in bed for 15 minutes trying to solve the Rubik's Cube that is my morning routine, I make my way towards the kitchen to get my Lucky Charms, but get distracted en route by the bathroom and start brushing my teeth only to remember, "Ah hell...food!" Somehow I get dressed (usually bathed), and out the door every morning, but God knows it takes me a good deal longer than most other people. Now imagine trying to achieve an actual complex task (like writing a paper or studying for an exam).
That said, I would not likely ever take an accommodation (I am starting law school next year, but have already been to graduate school and I am familiar with time-restricted exams and essays). My experience is that for a 2-4 hour exam, I can take my adderall, get myself good and worked up with fear of failure, and go in and "man-up" and focus for the required time period. There's just too much on the line to allow myself the luxury of distraction. However, this is my experience, and other people may experience ADHD differently, and I wouldn't begrudge them their accommodation.
What really gets me is the daily grind of reading, studying, focusing in class, day in and day out. I can tough-out an exam (or even an exam week), but it is impossible to "brute-force" my focus for an entire semester. This means I study less efficiently and for more hours than most of my peers to achieve the same amount of "learning." I was going to offer this as consolation for the people that don't get the extra time- that for those who get extra time, an extra hour isn't going to undo the disadvantage of ADHD all semester long. But then I remembered we're talking about fakers, who don't have that disadvantage.
Yeah, I agree with OP. Fuck those guys.