Well, I guess I fall into number 5 best, except that I have no real interest in flying for the majors...or regionals for that matter, unless its to build hours for a corporate/fractional gig. For the time being, I'm fine instructing until I build enough hours to meet 135 mins.
I voted for number five, in about a week I will switch it to number six. Right now it is just a little frustrating waiting for the training to start. We almost flew this morning, but the plane broke on the return flight last night and it wasn't fixed yet.
Put me in group 7. I fly airliners because they pay me. Period. It's a job.
Being an airline pilot was only a means to an end. Specifically, making enough cash to be able to own my own airplane. I guess that maybe I should be in another catagory. I fly for a living, but only because I want to make enough money to be able to fly for fun.
Love flying, absolutely LOVE it, couldn't think of anyting I would rather do for a living, and have decided against a career in aviation due to the fact that it's almost certain to be financial suicide.