There are always people who will view a successful human life as a confined, narrow set of check-boxes rigidly constructed from the expectations of everyone who has gone before.
No one who created something good and new followed that path.
I wouldn't say I'm destined to create something good and new, but I certainly wouldn't much value the judgement of an A-type corporate man that had all his ducks in a row. If someone told me they had an "eclectic background" I would try to see if they had learned something from their varied trajectory, instead of dismissing it as a waste.
It may be that someone at the end of that wandering may come to the very same corporate work that someone else entered 20 years ago. But that does not mean that he has accrued no other valuable commodities.
I've asked a lot of people, and many that devoted themselves wholly to successful careers (engineering, law, accounting, financial management) making decent or amazing money hate their lives, hate their jobs, and always wonder what they missed. Most can't wait to retire, so they can start living. I'd rather live before I retire.
My goal is to find the perfect occupation that allows me the financial means to experience the whole world, engage my intellectual faculties, and not fucking dump on my fellow humans.