This whole idea that you have to have done pre-MBA banking to get into PE or that you have to have done XYZ etc... just sounds so rigid to me when you're in the business of identifying imperfect companies (but where you see opportunity) and making money off of buying and improving them. Hedge funds are better in the recruiting sense as they're more open-minded, but why is PE not like that? Why not just interview people who seem interesting, give them a shot at the interview (which is mostly analytical/case study anyway), and select that way? Why set all of these stupid rules of pre and post-MBA, 2 and out, blah blah.
Just doesn't make sense to me coming from people who can only be good at their jobs if they're opportunistic and pragmatic, not if they're rigid and so black or white in their thinking.