The purpose of the license test is not to "gain respect" or make the applicant "feel good". There seem to be many in the amateur community that think it was designed to pump up someone's ego. The test is there to ensure that the applicant has enough knowledge to become a good control operator, not that he is an electronics guru, or somehow better than other people. The test just proves that the applicant could pass that specific test given on that specific day. Nothing more. It's always been that way.