If you're just going to join up anyway, then there is little point as you are merely wasting a year in the army as an insufficiently trained subaltern, when you could wait...
If you are unsure, on the other hand, then the Gap year has to be the best way to see what the Army's really like...along with all that character development stuff, learning from mistakes and then leaving at the end etc, without the whole 3/4 year commitment.
I wouldn't say you were an arrogant tit Burgers, Just a profoundly misoginastic, arrogant tit. Burgers Quote of the year "It's not that I don't like women, it's just that I can't stand people who can't do Infantry, which is 75% of women"
I did one and really enjoyed it. However, it can be a bit of al ottery, as a lot depends on how you get supported and used by your unit. Where you go will also effect what level of responsibility you get. if you join a corps witha surplus of young officers, you'll probably find yourelf quite buckshee. If you join a corps with a shortage of young officers, more likely you'll get a troop.