On merely my 4th try, I finally managed to pass the Nevada bar exam. I've only been studying for this, on and off, since January 2003.
I'm sure it helped that local pressures (UNLV Law School has some friction with the State Bar office) made the pass rate 67% this time, rather than the 61% in July 2003 and July 2004, and the downright scary 50% pass rate in February 2004. Messy politics? I love you.