I was wondering how to best proceed from this point. The sticking point is the DPE. I'm not the youngest student around (I'm 62) so I might be set in my ways in a few things. I didn't get a good vibe from this guy especially by the way he was addressing me. He was late getting there and I had already flew a few approaches before hand. He gave me a 2 3/4 hour oral pounding! Then we went flying. I did my radial intercept just fine but he kept needling me.... calling me "hey captain" amongst other comments. When we went to do the first RVAV he had me to it at a outlying airport as he doesn't like mine. We have a Delta with full time controllers and a great facility. The airport for the procedures was uncontrolled so he was playing ATC with me. When he said "radar service terminated change to advisory frequency" I didn't respond in a timely fashion as I am not used to these commands. He said we can continue but I would be getting an incomplete. By then I was pretty frustrated and felt my concentration was gone so I called the rest of the ride off. My question is..... this guy was recommended by my "IFR excellerated program" and he flew in from Indianapolis. He charged me $500 plus fuel. Can I complete my checkride with a more familiar DPE (my private examiner) or someone else local? Would I have to start from square one or will I get credit for what I passed? I believe I have 60 days to finish off with the original (as well as 2 calendar months after logbook signoff) so I have about a month to decide. Any thoughts?