I agree-- which is why (though I happen to agree with the underlying sentiment behind ZS's post wink ) I wanted to treat those questions literally for a moment. Just in case.

Like intparent, we've run into a few families of high school students who have a complete and total lack of comprehension of how the concepts of marketing and monetization have corrupted the process from top to bottom. It really is completely about extracting maximized cashflow-- whatever the window dressing might look like at the moment.

Or as my DH put it--

"Harvard love you LONG time..." sick

(yes, not very PC of him, and crass... no doubt. But only about as crass as what some of the colleges themselves are up to behind closed doors. LOL)

Schrödinger's cat walks into a bar. And doesn't.