I can't understand why information technology professionals so often use the wrong tools!
Pardon my frustration, but I ran into this over and over today. The right tool makes work a joy, the wrong tool makes it a misery. Kind of like this H&R Block commercial . . .
For some people, the spreadsheet is the only tool in the tool belt. As good as spreadsheets are for financial analysis and what if analysis - they are not database management systems.
For others, the Project Portfolio Management system is the be all and end all. Ditto reporting tools, case tools, word processing tools, editors, IDEs, . . . The list is endless.
My advice is to take a quick look at the beginning of a task or activity to see if you are using the best tool for the job. I've seen too many professional service hours squandered over poor tools choices - often by other than the person charged with delivery.
Thanks for your concern - I'll get over this . . .