The point was, you should already "be" at that level before testing for that rank. It was reminder to not to rush to test and learn the lessons that needed to be learned.
But yeah, throwing a monkey wrench into testing was a delight of my old teacher. Woe to those who weren't ready for it.
I agree too, William. Didn't mean to come off as an opposing view....
I like both aspects of being ready, whether its a future req or a past.