MP: I agree that it is strange that I still check this board. In my defense, I am still a student (LLM program). Also, the founder of the website is a good friend, so I became accustomed to checking while I was in school and never stopped. From my perspective I am able to see that alot of the advice that is being doled out by law students, while probably well intentioned, is more for the benefit of the advisors. In other words, I think alot of folks use these boards to make themselves feel more secure in choices that they have made. For example, I have seen threads where people say that you must bring a laptop to class. This is simply not the case. I knew plenty of folks who either took notes in a notebook or didn't take notes at all and did well. Anyone who tells a curious student that they need a laptop either: (a) works for Best Buy or (b) bought a laptop and want to feel as though they made the "correct" decision, whatever that means. I believe that this thread is similar.
As to your second point, if you reread my posts, except for the last post, I think it is clear that my comments are based on my own experience. If they came off as universal truths, I apologize; that was not my intention.