Well, the "not being a student anymore" hasn't impacted my gaming all that much, but with Starcraft in particular I noticed that age is a huge factor. My APM is usually around 25-50 and goes up to 100 in stressful situations, but that doesn't really cut it. I also have pretty bad adrenaline shakes after just a few games...

I hope you like Aachen. On the plus side it has a great reputation, but the downside is the messed up demographics - where are all the female students?

Anyway, I actually put in some vacation time for the release of Legacy of the Void and keep my fingers crossed that you'll achieve grandmaster there as well.