It would be a damn shame if any of us posted comments mentioning, oh by the way, thecollegemisery.com
I just read some comments there. The trolls are out in force.
If it keeps one person from pursuing a Ph.D. that is mostly useful to get an adjunct job. . .
I feel for adjuncts, and I know life is hard out in the real world for everyone. But when the first anecdote invokes patriarchy I tend to close my broswer and open up spider solitaire.