A Thought on Tools
A friend of mine (a Senior Developer in the Visual Studio/Nav product group) said this to me a year ago:
You can do what your tools allow you to do. In other words, your tools are your best friends.
I remember, Kalman told this to me in a better form, but this was the point. It's funny how much more tools we use nowadays as we build more and more layers and more complex applications on the same platform.