The seven-year academic itch. -- I left Cambridge in part because the endless supervising was driving me nuts. And for the first four years, Vienna was heavenly by comparison. But this is "sheviit": I have fifteen PhD students, six postdocs and I've-lost-track-of-how-many Master's students. Needless to say, I feel honoured by the trust placed in me, and the students and colleagues are all absolutely brilliant. But.