Well sure, but that's the same in any class that has a final paper instead of an exam. And I never took one test in my entire graduate career-- it was all final papers. I could have paid someone to do the work for me, but it would have just been my own loss.
I experienced this also.
I like to rock n' roll all night and *part* of every day. I usually have errands... I can only rock from like 1-3.