Well, this is my first time posting on here. I've read a lot of things about Edward Jones, mostly bad obviously. A lot of the people who post on here make broad generalizations over the firm because of their individual experiences. Here are a few broad generalizations to keep in mind about Edward Jones : 1. EJ FAs recently ranked #1 in overall satisfaction by JD power and Associates. Those that make it was EJ are apparently very satisfied (most of them). 2. Highest ranking brokerage in BusinessWeek, "Customer Service Champs". 3. #1 2005' and 2006' for investor satisfaction with full service brokerage firms by JD Power and Associates. 4. #1 brokerage by Forrester Research in being advocates for our clients. 5. #1 full service brokerage in 2005 and #3 in 2006 by smartmoney magazine.For the most part Edward Jones does what is right for the clients. We are not the sexiest firm out there. We don't get extraordinary returns in great markets but we definitely keep pace capturing a good percentage of the upswings. When the market is down, we generally perform better and don't take as big a hit as the market. So again, can someone tell me why EJ is so bad? Our advisers are happy and our clients are happy. What more can anyone ask for?