I respect that you are working hard and learning the law on your own. I wish you the best of luck. However, the facts speak for themselves: the vast majority of those who study the law on their own fail the bar exam not only the first time, but every subsequent time they try to take it. The small minority that does successfully pass the bar is locked out of most of the legal jobs and usually end up doing "quasi-legal" work or work not related to the law. Before you trumpet the merits of self-learning, you should see where you are in five years.
You're right that ABA law schools are a kind of a racket, they're overpriced, and in many ways they really do a poor job preparing you to be a lawyer. But the way the legal field is structured, it is incredibly difficult to pass the bar or become a lawyer without going to an ABA law school. It doesn't matter if this is right or wrong, it's just reality. Those of us who seek to go to an ABA law school aren't "hiding behind it." On the contrary, we're taking the path most likely to yield the greatest rewards with the least effort.
I respect your obvious dedication and self-motivation. I just hope that you'll stop belittling those who want to take the traditional route, or who are from other parts of the nation than you are.