Failed Backups, definitely. they are so much more common than most IT professionals suspect.
Developers: well, I am one as well as a DBA, so no worries there.
SOX & auditors never bothered me much. I’ve been dealing with MIS audits for 30 years and for some reason I have always gotten along great with the auditors. I find that they are a great way to convince my customers of the importance of certain things.
As for SQL Server Service Packs? Ah, the joys of being a consultant…
Now Windows Service Packs, they scare the heck out of me. I get hosed by them all the time!