I think 529's make sense, and I will encourage my childrens to go straight to college, and have planned for them to do such.
A lot of has to do with what you study. I studied engineering. I got a good job coming out of school. I only went 4 years. And I make more money than most people with graduate degrees.
"If you only have 1 year to live, move to Penn...as it will seem like an eternity."
Good to see you back, I was starting to miss your incisive commentary!