Yeah, no kidding. And it's nice to have people understand what we are talking about. You guys probably wouldn't give me the "well, you have to apply to Cornell because you never know" line...because you guys would have known (as I did) that a 159 wasn't going to get me into Cornell. Alas, the parents insisted on paying for the application, so I can give them the rejection letter as a receipt. They just didn't understand, because they hadn't taken the time to become familiar with the whole admissions process.
My poor roommate has 3 close friends (one of them is me) applying to law school, on to med school and one to vet school. She's REALLY sick of listening to all of us!