It's not an inferiority complex, it's the repeated misrepresentation of what an NFO is/does by those who have never been to the fleet or worked with them. For example. IRfly has no wings next to his name and his profile contains no information. Who is he? Is he a NA, SNA, NFO, SNFO, Naval Officer or Marine? From the information available, he is just another "no one" spouting off that NFO are pax without anything to show he has any knowledge to back that comment up. And if he is a SNA or NA - has he ever flown with a NFO? You will notice that some of the biggest defenders of NFOs are pilots who fly or have flown with NFOs. Too many people think they have the knowledge to answer questions about things they have never been or in areas they have no experience.