What's your point? There is a lot of uncertainty in the future just as there is in any business. It sounded to me like they're being deliberately cautious in their outlook for the coming quarter because there is continued uncertainty about the economy, the potential for war, the ramp-up of new offices and new service lines, etc.
When you ask "did anyone like anything that was said" are you implying that you didn't like anything? If so, I'd be interested to hear what exactly it is you didn't like. You seem pretty quick to bash these guys without giving specific examples of what you think the problems are.