Yeah, it's really not an option. Most schools go through them exclusively, probably anywhere you'll be applying to at least. Anyway, it makes the application process substantially more managable.
Makotosan said something to the effect of "yeah, maybe they think incoming students really need the help but 150 pages seems like overkill". So no, it wasnt that difficult to get.
Anyhow, congrats! And good luck!
It's not perfect, I know, because the Feb tests aren't available (at least on this page).
Makotsan: You got a full ride offer from St. John's? That's pretty cool. It must have been hard to turn down (there is a lot of freedom in not having student loan debt).