Allow me to explain: I posted and created this thread (is it called that?) to see opinions and tips on life. I myself am a Theurgist (I love it by the way) and I have heard so many negatives on life from other students both in game and online.
This was just to eliminate the biases and stereotypes and actually hear opinions and facts, I think Life is fair but some may disagree... :(
Life was my first school of magic in the Great Spiral. Iridian taught me a great deal about how to grow and thrive in the game. I have an excellent balance of damage/heal/power pip boosts, so I keep a heal at hand even when I go for a Colossal Seraph or Nature's Wrath, so that I'm always ready to help a friend in need. Hehe, with 2 blades and no critical, I can hit either of these spells at close to 2000 damage :) Pretty good return for 4 pips :)
IMHO, my life wizard is one of the 2 best I have, fire being my second favorite wizard.
Oh, and Theurgy is the only school that sings a spell into being, the only non-coercive school of magic. Look it up :) Moolinda Wu has the whole story.