The design thesis is so compelling in nature as the product shown in the end represents you or part of your personality. Perhaps that designer in you, the one that reflects your design philosophy. You will experience during the design thesis year the constant pull and push of this personality, this designer-self.
That is why when at the end of the year, you will either feel bad or good about your project where finally you see yourself clearly in the mirror. Some would refuse to see the product’s reality and only see the prettiness of it. Some would take pride on the amount of drawings finished. But the most critical would reflect on the content and the story.