I just spoke with a prop firm recently and went through an interview process with them. I got to meet alot of people in the firm who are real happy trading with them. This firm always has alot of people hating on them in ET, they require a deposit, and dont offer a salary. My question is, where does all this hate come from? Do people actually go on interviews and expect to be paid on the spot with the highest of regards? Do people really think they can go on an interview and say "I am the man for this job, I know what I am doing, pay me 100K a year and we're good" Who in their right mind actually thinks they can go to a firm, expect a salary, and a 80/20 split in their favor, and get 500K buying power, all the while not having any results of prior trades (paper doesnt count either). All the hate on firms just boggles my mind. is there anyone out there who's actually had experience with prop firms and have some real insight?