@deathtrap: I totally get what you're saying. Like I said though, for duders, Kite Co. is open door, so if you ever want to try it again the door is open. Drop by and say "hi."
Healing is definitely the hardest job in EVE, but I feel like it's also the most fun. You will almost always have the most modules running and the most stuff to manage. A good healer is worth ten regular pilots.