You should figuring out how to forge your own path, and doing whatever it takes to get you to that point. And don't go too far into debt. Seriously.
Non-trads definately have a different definition of success. I suspect very few of us actually want to be treated like sh*t 1years at biglaw (or will tolerate it). Most of us are confident that the big money will come with time and experience. A lot of the posters here are looking for instant easy gratification. A lot of us non-trads know nothing is instant or easy. I have a 9 year plan after L.S. with best case and worst case scenarios. Either way if all else fails what is it that I really have to loose?