Although I am an EC success story, I also encourage people to keep it as Plan B for the reason MsPC said -- the restrictions on practice in some states. If that isn't an issue, great. If you think you might ever ever ever want to practice in Cali or Maryland, for example, then EC is not a good idea. Also, distance learning is NOT for everyone. This takes a great deal of motivation, and not everyone can learn on their own. There is absolutely no shame in that as we are all different people. So there you have it ... YMMV.