I really admire this kind of mental state ;-)Perhaps I'd agree had I not found my ideal career through many transitions already. A lack of materialistic endeavor contributes heavily. I can live on less than $600 a month and be very happy. Prestige means nothing to me within the greater facet and relativity of the world. So you're a politician, lawyer, scientist, commander, professor--it means nothing to me. I carry no respect for a piece of paper, or the years you've spent earning it--and I speak as one who's earned many pieces of papers, but who cares not to graduate. Designations upon diplomas mean nothing. I value one upon what they present to me as their character. Teach me something that wasn't taught by some shithead with tenure and I shall respect you.
I will concede one point: If he is happy, good for him. He should be happy. Best wishes.
But I felt the need to give my input for the INTJs who are still choosing their university. For an INTJ who is more ambitious, and who isn't sure about what to do later and who may want to pursue more business relate career (eq: going to MBA, doing banking etc. ) Prestige does open doors and network does help, always. It's not about what feels wrong or right for a INTJ but about what 90% of people think and taking advantage of this. It comes down to what you want out of life. And as I said I admire your way of thinking.
As for Thay: with globalization, don't you think things are going to change? Even the other European countries are more similar to the US. In France it's worse. If you didn't go to a high ranked "Grande Ecole" people will never give you any opportunity whereas in the US individual qualities like leadership etc. are more valued.