I can't say that I've experienced the duress you've apparently experienced as a paralegal, DLP. The only time I felt any of those things was when I worked on a temporary project at a huge law firm many years ago. Otherwise, I think I've been treated okay by all of the attorneys with whom I've worked. Certainly, there have been some difficult personalities, but that comes with any field.
Anyway, I hope those asking the "should I" questions are taking a look at the ski slope chart and factoring it into any decisions they're making as to a pursuing a paralegal job.