Just came from a meeting, and I have to blow off some steam here! Have you ever had a negotiation with a "yes-but" kinda person? Oh I'm sure you have, because they are EVERYWHERE! Think about the last time you had a good idea. What reply did you get? Something like: "Oh that's awesome, but have you read/talked/asked....." It's like a virus. Think about it. Something is going on here. Have we lost our ability to be passionate? There lies a beauty in every good conflict. Go out there and fight for your ideas!