You should definitely enjoy your time as a summer associate. No one is telling you not to, and its difficult not to enjoy a steady stream of free lunches, baseball games and happy hours. However, the OP's attitude was something along the lines of "this experience is validating my choice to come to law school." For the uninitiated, this could be perceived as the reality of life in a firm, which it definitely is not. I've heard at least a few stories of 1st year associates being completely shocked by the atmosphere and workload when they returned. I'm pretty sure this is a lawchick was saying, and its perfectly legitimate and should be said. Its not sour grapes, its reality. And before you question my credibility and job status, yes, I have a firm job which I start on Monday.
THANK YOU! TITCR.