nothing to add and nothing to take away - after a lot of frustration I’ve made it.
at the same time, I feel the path was needed because I’ve learnt a lot. maybe not about the technology itself, but about the use cases and ‘whys’ of using it. you can listen about CCDE on the upcoming Cisco Forum 2013, and I’ve written about CCDE already.
the newest, second version of the exam is simpler and I believe better polished.