So teams make dumb decisions based on their what? experience? scouting? stats?
Yes they do. You seem to want to defend this regime when it comes to their draft decisions, when it seems the previous regime (DanO) did as well if not better. The only saving grace for the 2006 draft is that four guys picked after Stubbs are playing so much better than him. Off the charts better in some cases (Valaika).
I'm not ready to call Stubbs a bust, but he was a bad pick in the Gruler sense. There was a better option on the board, and it filled a position of need to boot.