Mark, the GAO, DOT&E, NAVAIR, those nasty, bad people that put out SAR reports as naysayers too.
I like the following. There is more here than what the writer may have intended:
When I grew up in the 1950s, America was in a period of greatness, dreaming great dreams and driving towards impossible goals. If we had the internet at that time we would have heard about the constant problems with Air Force, Navy and Army programs and the fundamental failures of the Space programs. Tests constantly failed, pilots died and companies failed in the quest for greatness. In the internet naysayer world, I am not sure this would have been possible.
The difference is today, a Kelly Johnson or Ed Heinemann would have been pushed out of the F-35 program for being: