First of all, thanks for the wealth of information you all provide!!
After a lot of start-stop preparation during 2011, I decided to go ahead and book a date first (Dec 10th). As part of my study plan, I took my first GMAT Prep exam, without much prep.
I was shocked when I realized that I could not complete even 20 questions, before I ran out of time. Since I answered most of the first few questions correctly, they kept getting harder and harder, and I took my own sweet time. Also, I just could not sit through the rest of the Exam (Verbal) and my score ended up being just 440
Is this just me? Has any one had timing/stamina issues during initial phases of prep? I am expecting to spend a lot of time the next 4 weeks on Quant and overcome the timing issues first.