with all due respect, i don't think this is all it takes. it takes a lot more than just knowing the books and having a good head on your shoulders.If you know the rules and have a good head on your shoulders you have what it takes.
in my air force days there was one particular guy that knew the books and was very liked. the problem was whenever he plugged in he wasn't that good. after a couple extensions he was eventually washed out. proof positive that you need to be able to separate planes. the rules and being liked is nice, but not the only needed attributes.