I'm loving this forum and the little helpful nuggets of knowledge I gain from each post I read. Hopefully I can contribute a bit by sharing my AUD experience.
Prep: Becker Self Study. Completed all lectures and homework. Completed many progress tests usually scoring between 85 and 95%. Elected not to take either of the final exams because I was running short on time and I like to be able to immediately read the explanations for any questions I get wrong. All-in-all I would estimate that I spent between 100 and 110 hours (over 7 weeks) in preparation for the test.
The morning of: Woke up at 5 am, did a 100-question progress test, ate a breakfast sandwich, drank some coffee, then drove to the test center for my 8 am exam.
Multiple choice: I did not notice much of an increase in the difficulty of the first three testlets (oh no!). I marked 3 questions in the first testlet, 3 in the second, and 7 in the third. There was only one question totally from left filed where I could not narrow it down to two choices. I took 40 minutes for each testlet, two hours total.
Sims: I got two research simulations, which I felt confident about. One other simulation I was able to pull directly from the AL. Three of the others I felt pretty good about, but may not have been 100% correct on. One was a total BEAST. This thing took me over 30 minutes. I have no idea how I did on this one - I had to fill in 15 boxes and there were multiple steps involved with coming up with each of the 15 answered. Sims took me one hour total.
So the whole thing took me 3 hours, and I didn't take any breaks. Hope I did okay! This was my first exam, so I really have no idea what my score might be.
BEC - Jan. 19, 2013 - 86
AUD - Nov. 24, 2012 - 88
REG - Apr. 2, 2013 - 69
FAR - May 27, 2013
REG Retake - TBD