I would say this was an awesome post.
Mostly, there are people like me who join this great forum when they start preparing or thinking about certification. Initially, it is only about reading the posts by various people and seeing other's replies. Appreciate the fact that there are people like Ankit and Punit who have gathered so much knowledge and interest that they feature in almost all posts.
I have seen so many posts that tells you how to pass the exam, but this is the first post of its kind which highlighted the mistakes of a common man.
Thanks Bhushan, I think many of us will relate to the mistakes you mentioned and all of us will come out winner one day.