congrats for failing. the ribbon is great. but mostly those "20 years in business and i can't get my head around new things anymore so i have to diss it massively" guys are why people still think it's stupid.
but yeah, as an it guy, you would have to sit down, spend a bit of time, read up on it, especially on the WHY, and then be there for your customers, when they ask. once you know WHY it is how it is, you will love it. but old grumpy it guys that forgot that it is about change, about new stuff, about revolution sometimes, they are a massive blockade today. and sadly, most of them sit in the higher positions of businesses.