But you were basically questioning my character and ethics.
You wanted to know why I was switching sides, you stated that my ability to do so "says something about me" (presumably not something complimentary), you basically accused me of being in it for the money, and you dared me to twist things. I let you know why I've been on both sides, and I let you know I'm not in it for the money. And I did so in the context of my military service, because I came onto active duty four months after I got out of law school.
I'm not going to question your patriotism or your ability. I certainly wasn't trying to before, and I sincerely apologize if you took my comments as an attack on your patriotism.
But I am going to get back to the original point: I'm sick of lawyer bashing. If I did something, call me on it. But I'm not going to sit here and let people take swipes at my profession in general and paint me with that overly broad brush. Lawyers are not a group hive. I'm not going to take any blame or responsibility for anyone's experiences with other lawyers.
Fixed it for you. That's a little more specific on who/what you should be mad at.
I'm not a big fan of civil litigation or civil litigators, either, for those same basic reasons. It was eye opening living in Germany for a few years -- their system is much less adversarial than ours, and they're just in it for the truth. Thus, fewer lawsuits. (You can tell when you go to a street fair and they have carnival rides like the ones they used to have in the US.)