Unrepresented writers generally take this kind of whinging and grousing about agents as an off-putting indulgence on the part of someone who is lucky enough to have one. They hear the complaints, but they believe that if they got an agent, their lives would change hugely for the better. How I envy their belief in the Agent's powers of deliverance! The truth is, it's so difficult to get an agent when you have no representation that it really should mean more to have one when you've finally got one. It should mean all the things you hope it will. It doesn’t.