Absolutely hated the politics that was involved with the planning profession so I left it, and took a job as a designer with a fast-paced engineering firm.
Much more gratifying, instead of saying "No I don't like that" and nobody listens to you anyway, I now take what I like and work them into developments. Plus, there is just so much more going on. The planning filed barely touches the surface as to all that really goes on and is involved with development.
Especially in PA, I mean in PA a planner is pretty much a dreamer because the planning agencies have no regulatory power. The municipalities can take what they say as the word of God or they can completely disregard everything they say. It seems like it was a never-ending uphill battle.