Aahh, my guilt tactics finally work.
Thanks for replying! Haha, that's what I've been telling myself. Sometimes, you feel as if you shouldn't apply to HPYS because you think you have a next-to-nothing chance of getting in. But hey, even the people who get in aren't exactly robots (in most cases, at least :P), so what's the harm in trying, right?
Is SCEA really easier than RD? Or is the acceptance rate higher simply because the applicant pool is smaller?