I know many defense attorneys who, by nature or perhaps by experience, absolutely hate the men and women who sit in the attorney seats nearest the jury: the prosecutors. There are, without doubt, prosecutors who for the sake of the profession and their communities should be practicing anything but law. That's just as true about defense attorneys, by the way.
But there are also prosecutors who, like many of their defense counterparts, are the glory of the profession. A wonderful chance to take a look at two good ones and 10 bad ones at the same time (not necessarily an accurate ratio of good-to-bad prosecutors) can be found here where Sherri Katz and Bob Bennett name "The 10 Worst U.S. Prosecutors 2007." Both these former prosecutors consider themselves to have been on the "good" side of the ledger, and from what I've seen of their blog, "Bad Prosecutors," I agree. The list, and the blog, are a public service.