If someone inside the Debian community fails for the same is way more disappointing for me. I have never stated that "[I] couldn't compensate this" - that is just totally wrong. I think that dunc-tank helped us with release of Etch, but the help could have been greater if some people wouldn't behave as childish as they do. And I also try to look both ways, and not be singled-minded about it.
There is another thing I learned as well during the last 12 hours - people don't appreciate if one tries to summarise openly what happened, and look both ways. Is it so wrong to look in both directions, and not only say "that and that were the improvements"? I thought at least within Debian we don't want to fall the usual management mistake of only speaking about how great everything is, but be honest to ourselfs. People starting to rip only half of the words out, citing them out of the context, and inventing new quotes don't help with that.