a client who is highly demanding, very micromanaging, and who is constantly shifting the goal. This client is also unappreciative, demeans you, and often pays late or not at all. They nag you to the point it interferes with you doing the actual work
a highly dynamic approach is very dependent on the leader for consistency. The lack of a guidebook means that either 1) every product will be different in quality and approach or 2) the same leader has to champion each one. If the firm wishes to grow, #2 is not possible. If the firm wishes to retain clients, #1 is not desirable.
The reason that I like buildings that have wear, modifications, and character is that they tell a story. An older building has seen more, experienced more, and the evidence of those events adds a richness and depth that is difficult to achieve on a new structure.
My favorite memory from measuring the air force barracks was this one particular building, with no roof and no glass in the windows. A tree had grown up outside the window, bent horizontal through the missing window, and then vertical again inside.