Exactly the same for me. I could not (and still cannot) believe I got a 178. I had been doing very well on diagnostics, but I walked out of the test center hating life on 12/5. I hardly slept at all the night before, and I left feeling like the test had just whipped me (compared to my performance on the diags, anyway). I didn't feel any better after I poked around on this forum for a little while that day and came away with the impression that most people didn't think the test was harder than usual.
As you said, I knew
that was a hard test! Glad to see the test-taking aggregate agrees with me. Bless your a**, soft curve!
Yeah, we should start a club or something. Visiting this forum and hearing everybody talk about how easy the test was didn't help at all with my self-confidence. Especially because my desired career (teaching law) essentially requires that I get into one of the top schools. I was getting around 176-180 on my practice tests and this test seemed much more difficult.
Now I kind of feel like a jerk for going around and telling everybody that I would be "lucky if I broke 170." I even posted a "what are my chances" post predicated on scoring poorly.
I've spent the last month really beating myself over this test (the fact that I took it under really bad emotional circumstances with a very preventable hangover probably didn't help much in that regard). I'm so relieved that things worked out.
Moral of the story: Trust your gut instincts, not the chattering of people on the internet.