The initial meeting is always the most interesting.
Everyone has an agenda, even if it's to get the hell out of the meeting and on to the real work. The fun meetings (an all too rare occasion) are the ones that go on the longest and thus can actually do some real damage in one's day if the attendees are not paying attention to the clock. Meetings are not bad things. Most aren't. It can take longer some days to schedule a meeting than it can to actually get the information disseminated and then listen for feedback.
Or I could just play "I Feel Fine" and move on with the day.