I like the idea of rider education. Some knowledge is better than none. I taught in a graduate school for 10 years (MBA program) and found out that the classroom left the students sorely lacking in management ability. Their real education took place on the job. Same goes for motorcycle riding. I don't want to denigrate MSF training. But, to learn how to ride on the street, you need to get that type of experience. Track days and racing are ok too but they don't throw deer, cars, trucks, cow poop, birds, etc. at you. I think you need to get out there and ride a lot, but don't be too bold. Ride with more experienced riders and watch what they do. Just don't follow them blindly. Be cautious. Something to do with no old-bold soldiers left after a war. Most of all, be lucky. You cant beat that.