I don't think anyone here is arguing that pledging is a joke, or that Beta's house isn't solid. There's a difference between real pledging and queer pledging though...and that's more than questionable.
Okay, so there have been some rumors about Beta. Real fraternities aren't a cakewalk to join and you gotta give it to the pledges for sticking it out for such a long time. Definitely the most rigorous Big 4 to pledge.