The decade as a whole has fared better, especially in comparison; on a personal level, I think I'll probably look back at the 'Aughts as a good time for me overall. Had some fun in the dotcom boom, then settled into a satisfying library career; strengthened my personal ties into circle of friends, old and new, IRL and online, that I wouldn't trade for the world; and built the early stages of my relationship with T into a good marriage. Of course, none of those things have gone perfectly smoothly: there have been ups and downs, good and bad, in all of it. But in the big picture, I'm pretty content with where I've ended up.
Short-term bad; long-term good. I'll take it.