I like Greg's answer--ignorance must be a requirement!
But I know I would always rather know what's happening, even if--especially if--I'm trying to resolve a difficult issue. People often go to great lengths to avoid disappointing another by telling them something they don't want to hear--or by simply not saying anything at all--and hoping "it" all just goes away. Having been on both sides of that coin, I have to say I prefer knowing to not knowing. Then I know what I'm dealing with.
(I had a professor who essentially disappeared one quarter. This was an online course and he was expected to participate in forums, provide detailed feedback on papers, etc. He simply stopped responding to our e-mails, even those saying all would be forgiven if he'd just let us know what was happening. He returned assignments with nice, high grades but with no feedback; some students hadn't received their final grade by the start of the following quarter. We never did find out what happened, but I'll never forget our collective frustration.)