i already know what to expect from some of you guys for answers. for you others, do you feel its too soft now? i joined in 94 and it was somewhat tough. we stayed away from nco's higher than e6, we completely went out of our way if a csm came by. if the 1sgt knew our name - that was a bad thing... NOW, after a 5 year break in service, i come back in (dec 05) and PVTS(!!!) talk back to nco's, push the limits constantly, and i even heard 2 e4's tell an e6 that they wouldnt do pushups because it was degrading... wtf? i thought it was a joke when my buddy, an e7, told me that i wasnt going to like it because todays "kindler gentler army" let the new kids get away with all kinds of shit. i just dont understand it. where did the discipline go? waiting for the 10%'ers to show up and give their less than .02.