Ever gone back to an old job after a really long time?
OK, I did the antipodean in the UK thing for over 10 years, been back for a few more down under. Now the IT consultancy I work for has sent me back to,.... my old public service employer!
The old kit has all gone, but I recognise the host-naming standard they still use (I defined the original). Funny thing is, the old setup was pretty informal and we were left alone to get things done. Now the IT section is co-located with the main head-shed building, so I have bureaucrats from a-hole to breakfast. They have even got the IAAS route and don't host any physical kit, and all the clever tools and packages that were customised to make sysadmin life easier are gone-burgers.
So, has anyone every "gone back" to an old employer / site after a large number of years? Was it a good experience? I personally don't give a toss now, I'm only there for the on-call money this time.