I voted yes.
flaxcapacitor wrote:did the impression you got during your visit match up to what you experience as a grad student?
I don't remember exactly what impression I got. I remember that during the visit I drank beer three nights straight, ate lots of free food, and listed to profs yack about their research. That would lead most people to a positive impression. However, those aren't exactly common occurrences while here.
Impression aside, I did learn some important facts. The city was nice, the people were friendly, there was interesting research, the pay was enough to live on, there was little weeding, and I wouldn't be stuck TAing forever. Those turned out to be true, and that's plenty to satisfy me.