I always liked being able to work on the whole system/all the systems under my group's umbrella. It gives me the ability to see everything that's needed for our customers and understand the dependencies better. I also like working on non-related projects simultaneously so if one project gets stuck, I can still move forward without being stuck on someone else.
Never believe someone who claims they'll turn your company around by using leverage. Don't bother to stay at a company that is getting LBO'd to death. Carl Icahn...the kind of investor companies pay to leave them alone. Glad Apple didn't roll over for him.