I have to admit, I don't know how long SDN has been around, but if I had access to something like this when I was about to start school, I probably would have reconsidered. I love the work itself, but it's difficult to make it worth all you put into it, both time and money-wise. I'm not the career-driven person I thought I would be though. I'm different now that I have a family. When I started school, there were a number of areas near my home where I had considered starting cold. By the time I graduated, they were all saturated with new grads who got out of school in the 1-3 years before I did.
Good luck with your decision.