My whole life if i dont make it as a rock star or a major league baseball player i have wanted to become a pilot. An airline pilot. and, reading some of your posts doug, you dont sound like your having fun anymore. You almost sound discouraged from your job? So, im asking all you pro pilots and almost telling you to reassure me that this profession is worth it. I love flying, want to do it for a living and i really cant think of a more rewarding career. and doug, you are a pilot not a systems engineer. Next time i get on an MD88 i want a pilot, a skilled one not a systems engineer. Half of you pro pilots, I would just give anything to be in the position you are.