It's true. There are MANY in-state people who choose not to go to UNC because private schools and higher-ranked public schools are a good deal cheaper because UNC doesn't dole out too many in-state scholarships. Heck, I'll probably end up at WFU or W&M because both are a LOT cheaper for me than UNC even with NC residency. The lack of a scholarship and the condescending attitudes that you get when you try to communicate with the admissions folks both turned me off completely. Even though I got in relatively quickly, it went from a top 2 school for me to not even in the top 6 or so. I can only imagine the frustration that the people who have waited for months on end must be feeling. Simply put, UNC needs to get its act together.
I am a California resident. Funny enough, UC Davis has been trreating me exactly the same way UNC treats NC resides. I am STILL waiting for a decision even though I have better offers from equal schools. Its just weird.
But good luck KT and jerz. I would really love to have you guys as classmates next year