How does being and Enrolled Agent compare to being a CPA at your firm? Are EAs and CPAs fairly equal, or are EAs second-class citizens? Are opportunities for promotion limited, and if so, at what level are you hitting a non-CPA ceiling? Are Enrolled Agents at your firm pressured to take the CPA exam if they are eligible? Do clients and targets even care about the distinction? Does it make a difference in your exit options if you want to go into industry?