Passed the S7 with a 82%. No special circmstances, just studied, and made it happen. Not the best, but I definitely could have done worse. On to the Series 66...I happened to mention the impending exam (hadn't even received the material yet) to a co-worker, when an adviser from another branch walked by and nearly ran into the wall in order to MAKE SURE he provided his 2 cents. "Series 66?? Ohhh, GOOD LUCK! Don't use Kaplan!, I passed the 7 with a 94 and it took me 3 attempts to pass the 66, it's horrible" ...Kaplan is the material provided by our firm, of course. ...and the discouragement ensued.I've done every type of research I could on the content of the exam. Whether it was from NASAA themselves, or simply those that have experienced it first hand - yet was unable to draw a specific conclusion as to a similar contributing factor of the horrible passing average. I've head everythin from "the way the questions are worded makes it near impossible to understand what theyre asking," to "the study material is simply inaccurate."So given this information, I decided to do what any over-achiever with a complete intolerance for failure would do... and studied like imy life depended on it. Honestly, I studied 3x harder than I did for the S7, as failure of the 66 would be a bit harder to swallow. BUT.... that's exactly what happened. I walked into Prometric with the perfect balance of confidence and anxiety... but as the exam went on - I couldn't help but feel an amazing sense of relief! Seriously?? "Client with a Long-term time horizon, adverse to risk, who wants to preserve capital??" A.) Government bondsB.) ChickensC.) Bubble gumD.) Wanna ride bikes? ....ok, not literally, but that's a perfect indication of how sure I was of my answers. Trust me, I "RTFQ" ...as a matter of fact, I did so twice as I finished in enough time to reveiw the test in its entirety - and no is didn't change any answers. The reveiw simply solidified my confidence in my original answer selection. I can't stress enough how unlike me that is. I'm a realist - these exams are tough - I'm very aware of the ways they try to throw you off. - if the State Administrator himself came over and said I could have an addl hr to run through it again - I would have refused.Upon completion, and that oh-so-familiar blank grey screen appeared while my score was generated... instead of the usual ability to hear my heart beat for what feels like an eternity... I found myself staring at my Drivers License wondering how anyone ever let me get away with that hair color!?And there it was: 74% FAILI stared at the screen for the next 3 minutes, waiting for a "Ha! Just kidding genius, here's your 97%" ...but that didn't happen. SO - the point of my thread is this: I invested MORE than enough time to studying for this exam. I would have accepted failure of the Series 7 12x in a row before THIS. I was MORE THAN CONFIDENT in my answers - which makes it nearly impossible to determine what happened, or how to FIX it.help. please. anyone?