Despite my joking around that I wanted to be the last living Advanced Class licensee in the U.S., I finally broke down and took the Amateur Extra Class license exam today. I passed, missing only three questions.
I used HamTestOnline to study for the test, taking the test over and over until I was confident I would pass. As far as I can see, taking the actual test was a lot easier than taking the online tests. Of course, at the end I was having HamTestOnline choose all the questions I was having the most trouble with, so that would make the online tests a lot harder.
One thing that kind of surprised me is that even though I must have taken the online test 30 or more times, there were still some questions on my test that I had not seen online. I guess even if you choose random questions, you have to take an awful lot of practice tests to see all 840 pool questions at least once.
So, you may ask, who was my first contact? PY6AN on 7.016. :)