In my opinion the Patriarchal priesthood was a great asset which I didn't fully appreciate until I lost it in the 90ties. I now experience an increase of arguments with my liberated wife. Due to the abandonment of privileges my leadership in the home is constantly contested - a Pleasantville experience (a 90ties movie taking issue with the culture of the 50ties). So sometimes after an argument I get nostalgic about the black and white Mormon way of life. We where so confident we had the truth all worked out.