OK, everyone just needs to simmer down. Venom, if you don't feel like you should be an NFO...first, talk to a NFO...Not of the forum but IRL. Find someone cool in API or wing six to talk to. Now, I am a FO so obviously I am biased. But, all in all, I think the adversarial relationship is BS. I can't conduct a strike without my pilots getting me where I need to be. They are skilled and generally awesome operators. Trust me, sit in a tube with no windows and trust a dude to land you on the boat and you will understand how FO's need pilots. It's some hairy stuff. My gut tells me that if you do not want to be a FO, don't do it. You will attrite. It's not because you are not smart. It's because you won't want it. That's really the sticking point in flight school. You have got to be of the opinion that no matter what crap you will go through (and there will be a lot) you will do whatever it takes to get your wings. Everyone who has their wings probably at one time came to the wall and asked themselves the tough question of whether they should continue. I sure did. I stuck it out and it was the best decision of my life. So, if you want to fly, fly. If you just want to be a pilot, then don't go FO. You will just hate life. Trust me...chum by hand for an entire weekend and you will know what wanting it means. I think I have babbled enough about this. I understand your frustration about potentially not getting what you want. That's just bad timing. Most guys on this forum have gotten jacked one way or the other. It's just something you have to deal with. Oh, one last thing, API means jack dude. You will brain dump all of this crap once you get to Primary. I literally had my first instructor for Wx in Primary say, "Yeah, all that crap you learned in API, dump it." Warm and fuzzy boys, warm and fuzzy. Good luck.