two points for you.
i see that the quote can be undesireable, you make a good point about the economy of space and it would have followed nicely without the quote. i never really thought about the waste of space, but it seems like good form especially since it is a long post. frankly, quite surprised about the rebuke and meanness with which you deliver your remarks, but its your life.
secondly, i am not sure how you interpreted my comments and again, blown away by your reaction, but i will clarify because i do think its an interesting question. i actually do like your list of LOS becuase they are what i have seen from the sample sweiser and mock exams . i worked through those problems and would probably plenty of them wrong again but at least it is stuff i have seen and have a feel for.
that mock exam however totally blew me away and now i am definitely wondering if i have been focusing on the wrong subjects. i ask myself what does have the highest probability of showing up? what does the cfai want to make sure you know and how do they determine what it is they want you to know? most importantly, given that i have a finite amount of time to study, what do i focus on?
one definite indication must be the changes in the LOS 2011-2012 right? items eliminated are no longer important to the cfai, and newly added items must definitely carry some importance for whatever reason, be it changes in accounting standards, contemporary financials hot issues (pensions, hedgefunds, enron), etc.
i also suspect the financial industry, the constituents or customers of the cfai, has some direct or indirect influence as to what the cfai chooses to teach. afterall, in order to continue to be a going concern they must stay relevant to the industry and must promote principals and skills relevant to the industry, dont you think?
so, the questions was whats the most tricky/high probability?
your list, was it especially tricky? do you feel there is a high probability? if so, why? is it what you have reapeatedly on sample exams you have taken? do you believe they form a core foundation for financial analysis? do you use the concepts in your work everyday? have you taken the exam in the past? did you just pull them out of a hat?
did you really just write the list for yourself - then posted it on a public forum?
i ask Why? because i want to understand your reasons and the reasons of any other poster who shares their ideas. I assume you are an intelligent, perhaps slightly frazzeled person and i totally understand, (i really do!) so I would like to know why you chose what you did?
like you said, there is no right way or wrong way to post in a thread (except for me apparently, he he), and there is no right or wrong answer. can you share your thoughts, insights?