It never has to be as complicated as someone seems to make things. I find that I hear of more situations that could be simplified really easily if there was more communication, listening, and observation. When people rush to judgement and say what is first thought of the repercussions can be huge. I sometimes have to think about that.
Models are supposed to always be perfect, never to have problems or issues. The realist would say that a model has to have thick skin. The perfectionist would say that things will always be hard and that you will never really get what you want. You have to decide on what path you want to take.