More often than not, posing a KM question is equivalent to posing something that touches the most fundamental of aspects in the organization, impacts a large section of the organization - most individuals, calls for a lot of hard work, challenges assumptions and calls for conviction, authority and confidence. Doesn’t make it sound particularly enticing if you're looking for an easy life, does it? No wonder KM teams often point to the portal they’ve developed and shy away from everything else. If there’s something valuable in there, it is probably thanks to some champions, some inherent culture of sharing and caring, some do or die situation etc.
KM appeals mostly to the idealistic and never-say-die characters. Or the optimistic lot that sees the cloud but also the silver-lining.
PS: Scribbled down in a moment of inspiration. :)