.NET Default Syndrome

Yesterday Rob Sullivan (@DataChomp); the local data magistrate in town announced he was leaving SQL Server for Postgres and Ruby. I applaud him for this move as it does take a non trivial amount of effort to leave something you have been working with in excess of 10 years for something you have only been looking at for about a year. I know he will do well in whatever environment he choses; because it’s about skill and determination; not about what product or platform you work with. But this isn’t about him and I’m sure he is disappointed about that.