01 It's not that funny to make jokes about doctors, whereas the rest of the world thinks lawyer jokes are hilarious.
02 People still get sick during a recession, but legal services can quickly become a discretionary item.
03 Driving a seriously expensive car would have been seen as a reflection of your worth to society, instead of just a blatant self-indulgence and indication of your ridiculous salary.
04 Upon graduation you would have received the fancy title of "Dr" attached to your name, instead of just becoming initials or a code when reporting on billable units.
05 When people asked what you do at parties, the declaration that you're a doctor wouldn't have become the conversation-stopper that it is when you say you're a lawyer.