I took a few years off to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I actually graduated from a trade school before going to college. I agree that most of the students are ignorant and make the experience less than enjoyable. You may want to take a break from school and find yourself. It's never too late to get a higher education, and if you do well without one - more power to you. Just don't let anyone push your decision, what is right for one duder isn't necessarily right for all duders!