I breezed through the MCQs, and absolutely blew all of the SIMs except for the research. I'm still not past my whining stage, so I'll continue to whine for at least the next two days. Here's why I feel cheated that my SIMS were so absurd:
1 - They were obscure...every single one. You know how I know this? While studying, I actually went through all of the practice SIMS in both Wiley and CPAexcel. They were nothing...nothing, like what I saw. Not even remotely close. I went home to look up the topics in my Wiley book. One of the SIMS was literally covered in three sentences. Not one of the 1,200 practice questions touched upon this topic. Three of my other SIMS were covered in one short paragraph. Seriously AICPA? Seriously? Let me mention that again...one SIM = three sentences.
2 - Partial credit. I feel fantastic about the MCQs, and normally would feel I have a decent shot of passing if I had the chance to get partial credit from the SIMS. But 4 of the SIMS, all of which I blew, were set up in the way that the answers are either right or wrong, there's no partial. Therefore, I absolutely blew 4 SIMS with no partial credit. There's no way I'll pass.
OK, I'm done whining ;-) Time to hit the books again I suppose.