But like anything else, it is to be expected that you will experience setbacks in life. Your stock portfolio will tank. Your house may go down in value. You likely will get into a car wreck sometime in your life (on average, every 11 years). You will get sick and have a hospital bill.
Or maybe they just did OK in life and have nothing really to complain about.
And that excess filing fee? I was able to refile the case and avoid paying it. But it made me realize that I was kind of done with writing Patents and started winding down my practice. Sometimes it takes a "shit happens" moment to motivate you in one direction or another. Adversity can be instructive, if you let it!