I'm a first year ME student considering my options. I'd consider myself fairly far to the theoretical, hands-off side of humankind. I'm better with differential equations than with a wrench, so to speak. This basically leaves me with two realistic options - control systems and computational mechanics. I had my heart set on control systems for a while, but I'm starting to think that's not really my style either. I get the impression control systems engineering revolves around a lot of circuit/sensor fidgeting, fairly dull mathematics and PID-controllers. On the other hand, computational mechanics used to seem unbelievably dry and inaccessible. But I think I'm starting to see the appeal, although I'm not 100% certain reality fits my current image of the discipline. I imagine a fairly quiet job involving a good amount of mathematics, programming and simulation. Fluid mechanics, structural dynamics, heat transfer, stuff like that. It also seems as, if you're good, you'd be in pretty high demand by a lot of different businesses. Am I terribly off? What nasty dissapointments does computational mechanics hold?