Skribs, speaking as a non-TKD fellow myself, but as someone who practices a traditional Chinese method that has a heavy emphasis on forms, I wonder if your expectations of what is intended to be learned from the forms is erroneous. From my experience, there are no Answers with a capital A in the forms. Rather, there are answers with a small a, as well as suggestions and options. What you find in the forms helps to broaden your perspective on what is possible. However, you need to develop your own ability to use it in a way that is effective and meaningful for you. That may well differ from what others come up with. This is the effort and time you ought to be putting in, away from your school. Working privately with classmates to develop these skills is very useful. That is where you dig through and try everything to see what works for you. And I agree with Wab25 in that you do have the luxury to do that. That is what training is all about, if you want to be able to really use what you have learned. In fact, it is your responsibility to do this. We all must take responsibility for our own training. Our teachers guide us toward the answers, they do their best to help us understand the principles and the strategies and proper technique, but often cannot simply give us the functional answers on a silver platter. It just does not work that way because we all will have our own ways of applying what we have learned. But the bottom line is, there is a lot of ambiguity in forms but they are still a useful tool for extracting functional ideas.