By comparison, one of the happiest times I've had was when I first started working at Genuity, and for a year or two afterwards, because I was part of a varied and good team of people. Sure, there was some friction or infighting, but it's hard to have flavor in a group of people if everyone is a clone. Now I basically work on a team of me.. and me.. and uh sometimes a couple other guys, but mostly just me. And that's no fun.
Of course, this is the dilemma I face when I interview for work, when they ask Generic Question 42b subsection L: "Are you a team player or an individual achiever?" My real answer is.. yes.