It is easy to give advice to a founder or criticize them when things go south. As long as he/she takes care of stakeholders’ interests, everything acts as a utopia.
As an employee, consultant, investor, or press, it is easy to get annoyed over the founder’s action. I am not saying all founders are perfect.
As a funded or bootstrap or side project journey, founders have their challenges. Media shows half-truth. Founders get laughed at their ideas by folks who have no skin in the game. Early believers, teammates move on low notes. Personal life and time get submerged into work.
Most successful founders are bitter not by choice but because of the shit they went through the journey. An entrepreneur’s life is not Page3; one has to live and die every moment of it, and it is not for a weak heart or those who give up easily.