! A hearty 'hear, hear' for this post. I've been most of them too. I've probably also been everybody's favorite doggy fireplug at one time or another. I've built companies and once I was the @hole who tore one apart.
We all slowly make our way up the spiral, and one man's wisdom is another's used toilet paper. Value is in the eye of the beholder, and I find it useful to remind myself that, no matter how stupid any given decision (or person) seems to be, the company usually has enough to send me a check every two weeks.
"There's more than one level to any answer."