Scripting News: 6/18/2004: "After years of service, actually decades, I feel I have earned the benefit of the doubt. "
"it's a rare thing when people consider your feelings"
Dave, this is what you are missing - people are hurt at how little you thought of them!
Yes, I think some of the ranting is much over done, BUT ....
You have only partially done the right thing. Now is a good time to stand up and say that you realise that you could have done this better (and saved lots of people, including yourself a lot of heartache). You just didn't think it thru, and now you blame the ranters, look reproachfully at your friends ( many of whom HAVE gone out on a limb for you) and say nothing about your own actions.