OK, I confess: I'm a crap software tester. I totally lack the nit-picky, step-by-step, over-and-over, document-each-step patience and discipline needed for the task.
Jason and I are just trying to finish-off the last 3% of a project. You know! The 3% that takes 50% of the time. We're bored with the project, sour on the whole concept, and have much more exciting ideas we would rather be getting on with. My job is to drive the testing, and I'm having a rough time knuckling down to it. How I wish we had a good tester on the team!
Good testers are worth their weight in gold.