I fired up the professors because they should be working harder, but really it was to stop having professors tell me that bad management doesn't effect them. Clearly, bad management is the one overriding issue at SIUC. It taints everything else around it. The displays of management stupidity are impossible to miss.
Being poorly managed does matter. It greatly effects your job performance and happiness. You can ignore it, but that doesn't mean it doesn't effect you. If you think hard enough, you might even think about doing something about it.