Ok, I realize that the GMAT is significant. I realize that it is one of the few quantitative standards that adcom people have to judge two similar applicants but I have been meaning to ask a question with regard to the significance of the GMAT after you get that >=700. I read people's profiles that they post on the GMAT club...you know the "what are my chances" posts. For people applying to the top tier schools most people who post I have noticed have 700 or above. I happen to be one of those people who is planning on applying to a few top tier schools (I have not taken the GMAT yet). I am studying sooo hard to get that 700 score but it seems that even if I do it won't be anything special, I'll just be another applicant of the many applicants I'm sure they get, who get >=700 score. Don't get me wrong I want a >=700 score, mostly because my GPA is so low, but still, it doesn't seem like it would set me apart as an applicant.
"No! Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try.