I absolutely agree! I just quit my job and will be focusing on school and internships for the fall. My company's legal department is allowing me to intern with them and I am already registered with Barbri and getting outlines, etc. Even if I was working full time, I would have requested a leave of absence for the bar exam because I know I'll be freaking out and don't want to take it 41 times. I think once you've failed about 5 times, it's probably a self-fulfilling prophecy. The guy probably didn't want to quit his job because he felt he probably wouldn't pass and then he'd have no job, etc. How awful.
As far as my sub-par grade it was related to my dad being sick. I had done really well on my midterms and thought it would be a great semester. I had no idea how much a personal issue could affect your grades. Anyhow, I managed to pull it together for the other two, but it was not a good semester. Thanks for the insight though - it's greatly appreciated.