Everyone on this board loves/loved the Navy. I'm just wondering if this view is widespread or if only happy ex matelots visit this board. I'll explain my situation. I joined up in my late twenties determined to do my full 22 years, as a WEA in early 05. I left 10 months later convinced I was doing the right thing. My turning point was my sea drafts when I found that pretty much everyone was fed up, hated the service and was going to, or planned to leave. I enjoyed being at sea but understood where most people were coming from and didn't want to end up angry and fed up. Nearly one year on and I really miss it and are tempted to rejoin. Not sure if I'm looking back with rose tinted spectacles though.