I know how you feel. Doesn't matter how cocky it sounds, it's true that one applicant can potentially provide so much more constructive feedback compared to another, yet that quality is not specifically targeted in Beta invites almost in any games. And that can leave some of us feeling blue. But then again, maybe they've already have tons of rigorous testers already, they are a gaming company filled with experts on this topic, and surely have their own technical testers. They may need particular data instead of full list of bug report and performance tests, etc. Professionalism includes the ability to focus on the job at hand regardless of emotional or subjective experience, a strong positive attitude alongside determination is also in itself a qualification. Who's to say that someone confident about the benefits that he'd bring to the table has a poor attitude? Now definitely, they need a lot of "noobs" for beta testing. They should also get a few pros in there for things like difficulty level range. They're experts, they know what they want, so ultimately if we're not chosen, we're not chosen. But there's no apologies needed for feeling that you're better suited to the job than some other people --- It should be a GIVEN when you're applying in a competitive manner. If you already think that other people can do just as good as you and/or better than you, essentially you're just applying to "get in", not applying to "help". If you're thinking of helping, you willingly let the best do the job, and sometimes we think that's ourselves. Betas need both people who just "wants to get in" and people who are serious about "helping", inevitably it's the latter that will feel a bit more shunned when they're not chosen because the former was knowingly relying on luck anyways while the latter has an expectation. All very natural. P.S. Ultimately though, everyone should obviously come to terms. Carbine knows what it's doing better than most of us, they're in the industry. So we trust them in whoever they pick, even if that's not us. Even if I can breathe fire and have wings, if it's not needed right now it's not needed, nothing personal and I shouldn't feel down about it. But I better be confident in breathing fire good regardless!