Congratulations!!! Personally, I am not offended. And I tested for my Extra in 1999, before they made all of the changes, and had to walk up hill both ways, in the snow. But memorizing the answers or memorizing the questions amounts to about the same thing. When I tested, I obtained a current copy of all the questions and answers and read it through. At the time there was the Advanced and Extra that I had to pass. If I couldn't pick out the answer easily, I looked it up. But I had an engineering background and had been a ham for a long time by then, so it wasn't that difficult. Then I used the QRZ sample tests to see if I was really ready. Apparently I was because I passed both tests. Preparing for the test didn't take long, but getting ready for the Morse Code test did. I worked on that part for six months before I was confident enough to take the test. I don't know about whether the VE are suppose to tell you how many you missed. You will have to wait for a VE to answer that. When I took my tests (Tech, General, Advanced, and Extra) they only told me "pass" or "fail". Even with the Morse Code tests they only said "You Passed!!". But in the end, that was all that mattered to me. I only went to two VE sessions. I walked into the first one as a Novice and walked out a General. The next one I went in a General and walked out a Extra. That's the way it works for everyone. The bulk of your learning happens after you get the license. That's when you are putting the things you learned to use. Good luck with your hamming.