I just saw this http://phdcomics.com/comics.php and I wanted to hear about other peoples experiences in publishing in physics, and compare them to my own experiences. What role do your students, advisers, and collaborators play? How do you navigate disagreement with them? When does conflict with other published work or accepted knowledge become an impediment? Does having a high profile co-author make a difference? What are the differences between publishing in a new field vs a mature field? Please share any unique experiences.