Many share the view of Richard Goh (see below). I agree with him and we have plenty of company. Nevertheless my concern are for the many who are still not aware of this fact of life. Others have chime in to say the same.
My daughter thinks we are just scoring for the school. She isn't far off the mark. I think it was mutualism. Going to a good school had helped her to strike a more optimal balance between work and play. By running along with the better ones, you kinda of have an idea the results you would get. Had she been to a regular school, she would have to work harder since she wouldn't have enough peers to benchmark against. That strategy had paid off. We are not going to achieve excellence at all cost. Life is much more than studies and exams.
I am glad more parents are far more informed now. This is good as an antidote to kiasuism but this is a very long journey given how rapidly the tuition industry is growing.