So, three possible situations. Either I'm going around making a noise, distracting everyone, but claiming a personal PR victory in the process. Or, I'm actually getting to the bottom of some deep rooted technical and process oriented issues and solving them in some way, albeit by proxy, rather than by doing anything. More likely, though, I'm just going around telling everybody what they should be telling each other, and discovering that this has some sort of value.
People are treating me like they think I might be useful. I don't want to let them down, but I'm still unclear why they think it. I suppose I will have to make some use out of myself.