Regarding future income potential:
I do not understand your comment. You graduated top 2% from a T25. I also assume you have a technical degree. What do you mean by "regretting it everyday"? Job prospects, income potential, type of work, hours? I also don't understand the basis of your assertion that no firm would offer 95k for an experienced patent agent with an EE background, who graduated at or near a 3.0 from GW. Please explain. Do you know someone who has been in my shoes who did not attain a firm position? Theoretically, I think I could be retained as a patent agent at at least my current salary at my current firm if I do not take the bar.
Listen man, you asked for advice and I gave it. I know it wasn't what you wanted to hear, but I'm not gonna rationalize with you. Do I know anyone who went to your exact school, got your exact grades, and had your exact experience? Obviously not. No analogy is perfect and no one has been in your exact situation - which is why I gave general advice.
Here's what I can tell you. This is a tough economy and firms are not or barely hiring generally. As for IP boutiques, I know a few who deferred associates and who asked them to come in early (undeferred them). So, it's not entirely without hope. But, these associates were top 5-10% at top 30 law schools (admittedly with no prosecution experience). I know a lot of people who are unemployed, getting their offer rescinded who have much better grades than you.
Since I know you won't listen to me, let me point you in the direction of more people who can. You should call some people who graduated the pt program at your school this spring (2009) who had comparable work experience. Find them on facebook, linkdin(sic), or through friends. See how they are doing now, then consider whether it is worthwhile.
Or is this all moot because you have already decided? If you are going to continue, may I recommend having a backup area of law like tax, wills, public defender, etc.