As someone who went from no license to Extra in one evening without even having to sharpen my pencil, I don't see how people can be "stuck" at technician. I identified a goal, I worked towards said goal, I achieved said goal. It took about a month of study. Am I an expert in the radio field? Far from it. Do I know everything I need to know? Far from it. I'm just getting started it. But now the only thing standing between me and the things I want to learn is my own motivation.