That I'm still in grad school? Why yes it is!
It comes down to a battle of wills and one person's expectations (yours truly) that the dissertation process would involve the student picking a topic and the advisor giving guidance and advice on directions to take the research in order to further the student's career goals. Instead, the dissertation process for me has been all about furthering the career goals of the advisor, with nary a concern for what the student desires career wise. The dissertation process for me has been a tool for the advisor to use to further his career and ambitions at the expense of the career and goals of the student. My career will start from square one as a result of the advisor's manipulation of the situation for his own benefit.
This entire process has truly been a crime and a waste of time.