Just to be clear, I pretty much agree with what you’re saying and there’s no shame in making a misidentification. But for me, it’s kind of fun to look back on IDs I got a little needlessly embarrassed about because it’s nice to see where I’ve come and what lessons I’ve learned. I’m probably strange in this regard, but I tend to embrace little bits of embarrassment if it’s not serious as it leads me to greater understanding of my mistakes. Some instances are even kind of funny in hind sight. What’s more, I’d like to think it helps new users see that we all make mistakes, even those who rank among the top in terms of identifications.
I will also take slight exception for the case of arrogance. There’s no shame in a misidentification from arrogance if you learned from it, but I think embarrassment is an important part of the process to accepting that a mistake was made. I’m not suggesting that we should try to embarrass anyone, only that embarrassment is natural and an important step towards recognizing and understanding one’s mistake. Once the mistake is realized, I would say then that there’s no need to feel embarrassed about it.