I don't think I will ever get an agent to read my manuscripts, but I did get a nice rejection from one the other day on my Civil War novel. While your work certainly has merit, it simply isn’t right for his list. Please don't be discouraged. This decision does not comment on the salability of your work, but rather on his present needs and time restraints. I can't say that I feel good with a rejection, but at least I felt they read what they requested. I suppose that's improvement. Don't be discouraged? That's harder, but fighting through it. I read on my chats all the time with people having agents request their work. Oh, well, keep on writing.
On the other hand, got fingerprinted yesterday. It's for the adoption. Strange, though.