Anywhere I worked, I would have been glad to have someone like Nitin's business analyst somewhere around. And I've been lucky, in most of the places I've worked, there have been several people like that. It's oftm useful to have a specialised expert around too. I've often filled both roles at once.
Would I like to be like that myself? Yes, of course I would! And often I have been like it, and usually I loved it. Helping people is one of the best ways to learn things (it's also the best way to teach things if one does it right). It's also something that some people remember and make sure you know they remember, and that can be oh so wonderful.