Yeah, what you said above is the truth.
I even cannot agree with you any more.
I was gruaduated from a regular university major in computer. But when i am setting foot on society, i found what i learnd from school was far away with practically working. So i have to study some useful lesson such as CCNP, MCSE,...etc.
Now i am working for 5 years. I found express ablility and working experience are more important than certification. That's my own opinion.