You know what else really grinds my gears? Like, every single reply almost is just "I wanna be this. Why? because that's what I was in FFXI."
I was actually kinda hoping there'd be more people who put a lot of thought into it and made a good reply, especially since I personally think that's the type of post that'll be more likely to win. I was kind of interested in reading what a lot of people were gonna be and good detailed reasons why, thinking it'd be a fun thread to read for reasons beyond just the contest itself, but it seems most people just want to get in a quick entry for the drawing. There's always the chance that the question could've just been so the thread'll have something logical to talk about and the winners will actually be randomly picked from anyone who replied, but I sure hope not.
Well, there was a disclaimer in the OP that mentioned that "off-topic posts would be removed". I didn't enter, but if I did, I would have kept the superfluous details to a minimum, to make sure that my post was counted as answering the question and relevant.
A new "What will you be?" thread pops up every couple of weeks. I'm sure another will roll around so that you can pick people's brains a little.
And the contest is random. Barring illegal sock accounts, everyone will have an equal chance, regardless of how detailed their explanation was.