Reasons #1 and #2 not to plant a Leland Cypress

I shouldn’t have been surprised to find this leaning, dying Leland when I walked around assessing how plants had weathered the winter in my garden. Yes, I know better than to plant a Leland (poor root structure, gets too big and topples in snow), and yes, I planted it anyway. Too impatient to wait for a better screening plant to grow in? Hubris? Either way, taking it down is now on the spring punch list. Anyone else have a plant failure story?