Ever since I learned about USAFA, I have been determined to attend and I know that no matter what happens, I will always do my best because serving my country is my main goal. Now my question is purely spurred out of curiosity because I honestly don't know why the case is how it stands. Throughout my research and browsing, I have come across many stories from cadets who state that the academy is not all that it is made up to be. I've read that many cadets, especially the upperclassmen, get cynical about their time at the academy. Does anyone (perhaps graduate or current cadets) know why cadets would have that opinion. What exactly were people expecting that while attending the academy, they realize they don't want to be there anymore?