I feel that I've been utterly unproductive all day today. Especially since I got home tonight. The three hours it took me to compose that last email was especially painful, but I think that in general, I'm getting a bit better at these “diplomatic flames”.
On the flip side, the mails needed to be sent, and I think I've done a pretty good job of representing my opinions without coming across as flaming people, or whining, or just complaining to hear myself go on. And some informal polling suggests that I'm not alone in my opinion, so hopefully I can succeed in getting my point across.
I should definitely go to bed, though.