ihrjordan wrote:so what's stopping you from ordaining?
The knowledge that ordaining as a monk will do absolutely nothing to accelerate my journey to nibbana
I am very fortunate in that I already have favorable circumstances in my life which allow me to meditate and be mindful as much as I want, without worrying about money, job or any family/social obligations. I already have the opportunity to -theoretically- meditate for 18+ hours a day. Yet I can barely meditate for two hours a day and that is due to my own personal limitations. These limitations won't automagically disappear by me ordaining as a monk. Beyond a point you cannot force the issue and it takes time to ripen.
By becoming a monk I might have to face circumstances (eg sangha politics and duties) that might make it harder to cultivate devotion and meditate daily, and make my journey slower.
So I prefer to be a layperson and not ordain. I recognize that not everyone has favorable life circumstances as I do, and thus for many people ordraining is the right decision to speed up their way out of misery.