Almost everyone wishes their parents did something differently. That is not a unique experience. There really is no way of knowing if life would have been better. Every little event in our life shapes who we become. It's quite possible that your life would have been better going to a deaf school. It is equally possible it would have been worse. There really is no way to measure this. But from would you have posted you have 2 College degrees, a job that you love, a family and close friends. It sounds like life is pretty good.I wish my mom listened to them. My life would have been so MUCH better than the oral-only philosophy that was forced on me. The same goes for several of my deaf friends who learned ASL later on.