Opposed To “At this juncture”

Here’s a phrase I’d like to see quietly go away: “At this juncture”. What was wrong with “now” or even “right now”? I realize there’s a point to be emphasized. Fine, emphasize it. But who do you think you’re fooling with “at this juncture”? What – do you work for the State Department or something? Do you make policy? It’s not as if you don’t wear glasses: if you wish to lend some gravitas (whatever that means) to your point why not simply remove them dramatically when you get to the good part so that I may more-fully be awed by the full weight of your argument and, by extension, of you?