My $0.02 on Step II.
I spent 6 weeks studying my a$$ for Step I. I did thousands of questions. I ended up scoring a 244. Since I took my Step II after rank lists were submitted, I didn't have much to lose except $450 if I didn't study for Step II. I worked hard during the 3rd year and did well on all of the shelf exams. So, I got sick of putting off the exam and pretty much took it cold. In fact, the last 3 sections, my vision started to get blurry from staring at the computer screen, so I rushed those sections. I took the whole exam without breaks and went from 8AM-2PM. The end result was a 237. From talking with other people who have taken step II, you will score +/- 10 points from your Step I score depending on if you study. So, for those of you who have taken step II, please answer the poll for the next group.