Look, I know the whole thirst for knowledge thing is good incentive, but I would be in Erudite, and I'm not evil! Well I am, but still!
I think saying that Erudite is, and I don't mean any offense by this, a very immature way of thinking about things. One could argue that Jeanine is the only true villain of the novel, but even then you could say she was only trying to make the Factions better. There is not such thing as good and evil, only perspective :P
Interestingly, there were some negative reviews around the Divergent books at one point, because some readers felt she was villifying intellectualism and pitting it against selflessness. I think that's very much an over simplification, but I kinda feel like Erudite is given a raw deal. I wanted more well-rounded Erudites! But I still loved the books. :)
I don't know if I'd go that far lol, but I wish there had been more of a Erudite presence POV wise. Tris was (is? umm, hrm) Divergent, but Erudite was one of the Factions, and while that never really played a major part in the story, it is still a fact. Still interesting to hear that though! I'm pretty sure Veronica is religious, and while not all religious people are the same, there may be a bias towards "intellectualism" there :P
It is interesting that Dauntless and Abegnation are favored in the book over groups like Candor, Amity, and Erudite (which I think are my favorite factions)... but yes like Bloody said, I think perspective is everything.
I think Candor and Erudite are the most interesting of the Factions. Brutal honesty and "intelligence" just seem like they could have had better story lines. Could you imagine how the story would have been if Tris chose Erudite instead of Dauntless? (If only I were still in the business of writing fanfiction... lol)
What do you think?