Lots has been said in the past days about Richard Grimes statement to drop .NET completely. First I thought: "Who's Richard Grimes?". That's saying more about me than mr. Grimes, as I often forget people's names as I find it more important to know what the theory is behind what they've accomplished than what their name is.
What I'd like to give Richard is a metaphore to think about. Here it goes:
Working with .NET is sometimes like listening to an Opeth album: just when you're getting fed up with the grunts and the growls, you run into a piece of music that is so beautiful, it will probably make you cry.