I appreciate this post quite a bit. I've just re-started FCC again and I want to stay on it for a bit (regarding your 'are you a person who stops studying for 6 months) before making a deeper commitment. Right now I've budgeted 2 hours a night to coding practice, and figuring by FCC estimates it'll take me 3 years to do the full stack. If this might cut me down by 1.5 years I'd be very happy!
"Do you want to be job ready (for a junior role) without finishing all three certifications? Want to short-circuit the process and get this done quick without getting laughed out of interviews?"
Are you saying that maybe going the full three is an appropriate method, if just slow?