Many of my problems lately have been caused by people making exactly the same kinds of tradeoffs I would have made if I were in their place. That leads to two possible conclusions:
1) Crap, guess I need to rethink my methods.
2) Yay, finally I'm working with people who do things the way I would do them without me bugging them all the time!
#2 sounds a lot nicer, but unfortunately it has a problem, namely that, look guys, my way obviously didn't work! What were you thinking?