I know nothing of you, except I read your posts on several occasions in this sub section. You've always gave off an impression of a very educated individual. Thanks for your input.
I didn't quote your latter post, but I agree. Throughout high school, my GPA was always around 3.2-4.0 and I didn't have to work for it much. When I have my kids, I would definitely have them tutored, learn a 2nd language, etc.
Even after I got my BS, I felt that my writing skill was mediocre at best, I mean I did graduate in a science field and we don't write stuff! Haha. The time and effort I put into the GRE and GMAT helped out in more ways than I thought. Going beyond the exams themselves, I was taught to be a better writer, although I'm always trying to improve.
I used to be a big car hobbyist, well still am but to a lesser extent. I always used this analogy: Having a degree from a high ranking school makes you look impressive and may intimidate others, sort of like a Ferrari would at a stop light filled with regular cars.
BTW I'm surprised at how many replies this thread got. It seems that most who are posting now are interested in voicing their opinion, and not just post for posting.
Thanks for the kind words. But I imagine your opinion of me would change rather quickly if you ever venture into the NHL Season thread. That thing gets pretty ugly!