I know that, you know that, and yet the claim still gets repeated that the ARRL is gaming the system to get quantity over quality. How do we resolve this perception problem? Have you read the question pool? Using the commercial question pool could solve the perception problem of the ARRL making the tests too easy, it forces hams to look at how "the other side" does things. We're not seeing boats crash into piers and planes fall from the sky so the commercial radio operators must know what they are doing. Again, have you read the GROL question pool? I see a lot of overlap. They are not, obviously, interchangeable since there is a lot of reference to non-ham operation but on technical matters, and good on air practice, they are necessarily identical. I'm not saying licensed amateurs take ONLY the commercial testing, only that there's enough of an overlap that it would not hurt to consider using commercial testing pools as a portion of the amateur testing. It would remove the perception problem. Who knows, maybe the commercial radio operators would like the idea.