I hate writing papers! Especially the intro! Writing intros is like selling hair product or knives. I had to buy the product and now I'm stuck selling it, and no one else wants to buy it. I didn't write the proposal. I don't even think the subject is that exciting. But I got the results they want. If I had my way, my introduction would go like this. Subject X is important b/c some dude got money to study x, and he's now paying me to study it. Now I have money too. Yay! If my colleagues writing this with me manage to give non vague advice, it goes something like "insert x". And then next revision the same person says "why did you insert x? It doesn't belong there?" It's driving me bat guano cuckoo!