I would say (anecdotal) that just like you need a certain level of Blue Magic Skill to learn a spell, having even more than that increases your odds of learning spells. Main reason I'm saying this is because with 8/8 blue magic merits, AF2 head and AF1 body, coupled with AF1 learning gloves, I never really go more than 1/3 on anything (of course, this only includes recent spells like Sub-Zero Smash, etc...) Has anyone else noticed this or am I just lucky?
Kegsay - 85SMN/85BLU/85SCH
Goldsmithing-60, Cooking-61, Synergy-60
Shaded Specs Obtained 20 June 2005 http://kegsay.livejournal.com/