@Soulfox -- that is a tough, but fair, analysis. Back in the early days of the legal profession in the United States, people became lawyers by apprenticing with one for a few years and then approaching the judge about taking an exam that, when passed, would allow that prospect admittance to the bar. In some ways, it is a shame that we have gotten away from that process.
Still, people who want to know if they would like to pursue a career in the law are well advised to interview a few practicing attorneys and get a feel for what those people do on a daily basis. Some people will find the work appealing and some will not. It is a great idea to find out what kind of person you are before deciding on becoming a lawyer.
If you are in law school, make sure to do a clerkship with a firm that practices in the area that interests you. You can learn from that experience if you want to be a lawyer for a living. If not, take heart -- a law degree is a great thing to have. It is a doctorate and looks impressive if you want to be an educator, head up a company and do all sorts of things that don't involve working as a practicing attorney.