there's something to be said for the 'most important decision you'll make' bit. it's like dropping acid -- most people just have some fun and then go to work on monday, but a subset of users' brains get twisted for a long time. a non-zero chance of extreme negative consequences, like addiction to alcohol, subsequent poverty, and death at 40? should be factored into the equation, yep. but that's the case with a lot of things. know thyself. i will never end up in mr. real-psychiatry's office, and i was drinking with hungarians last week, which is an applied science. but there are a few people in my life who blew the most important decision, all the same.