I feel that I can continue on in my studies and get a BS degree, but I am concerned that no matter how much I love the topic and no matter how hard I work at it, I will always be too far behind people to ever catch up. That I will have a BS degree and still be doing all the entry level stuff, with some "know it all" always looking over my shoulder to make sure I don't screw up. Is there any room in the industry for someone who doesn't know everything or has tons of experience, other than entry level positions? Since I won't get my BS degree until after my 31st birthday, is it worth it? Or is that just too late to be of any use in the industry?"
First a thank you to rdewald, who gave me invaluable pointers to migrate to Linux.