"Gegen diesen Idioten muss ich verlieren!" (A. Nimzowitsch)
the ancients didnt need to dail destiny because they acsended and found out about the signal so they had no further need to go to destiny
do the ancients have some failed projects, yes.......but their successes far out way their screw ups.......in the words of Anubis: "But as the old saying goes, nobody's perfect, not even higher beings"
look, people are going to have failures, that shouldn't be a shock......and just because these failures are shown, that shouldn't make them look like idiots
and just because a person wants to talk about those failures, that doesn't mean that he/she is bashing the Ancients
and, the Asurans work perfectly......it was simply that the Wraith found a way to reprogram them.......it was the programing that was the failure, a failure to protect from tampering, but not a failure on how they worked.......my query is, why didn't the Wraith just reprogram the Asuran to destroy the Ancients?
Perhaps it was harder to try and reprogram one of their core directives (not harm the ancients).