And i reckon that anybody who is an EMS captain and has less than 3000 hrs is a lucky person
Would have to agree with this. Not absolutely black and white, there may be some who have the experience required with less hours, but would need to be a special candidate. Not that the EMS world is a place where only demi-gods may walk, but more due to the huge range of taskings. Simply put, anything and everything comes up at a time when you least expect it, and certainly do not desire it. Dealing with the decisions is often the hardest part, (sure, at times the flying can be pretty challenging), and it ain't just slinging the same bunch of trees day in and day out (something I can't do, so no offence to long-liners).
Geez fellas. It's not that bloody hard to 'stay alive' in the EMS environment. I think this is one of those agree to disagree points so I won't flog the horse. I get the need to have a baseline, but I know A LOT of military/ex-military lads who would be WELL under your mark Eric and (and the 'ludicrous' minimas that prevail) and be more than capable of 'surviving' the EMS environment.
Sure, everyone is entitled to an opinion, and it sure ain't always black & white, but often Military pilots have many hours of training and sorties that follow long and detailed planning marathons. Switching into the real world of quick decisions and limited support is not always a perfect transition for all soldier types. Just saying.