Yeah, i gotta go with Seth on this one. Of course we fight for the artists, but thats just one of the many duties as a tech artist...we also clean the art, optimize & simplify/streamline for production. It's often balancing multi-departmental needs. Engineering, Art, & even Design...while still "fighting fires".
"The easiest fires to put out are the ones that were never started." (i'm getting further off-base, but it liked it )