There is a certain portion of the human species that feels the need to do things differently, regardless of whether it's actually an improvement or not.
I have a friend who rejects things simply because they are popular, without actual examination. He like Mac computers, not because he actually gets any better use out of them, but simply because they aren't the popular item. (His IT skills aren't up to Linux, or he'd probably use that. Though, if he did, he would never use Ubuntu. It would have to be something significantly more niche.) He likes bands that nobody else likes, simply because nobody else likes them. If they become popular, he stops liking them. Same for movies, though he does like big superhero and sci-fi pictures, but he's mainly into oddball movies that only get limited releases. He has problems in his IT career because he likes to pick unpopular programming languages and tout their merits.
I've known a few like that. In some cases, it goes beyond his midly neurotic tendencies straight into full-on compulsive behavior. In some, it moves into fanatacism, and even anger at people who don't see things their way.
That applies to relational databases just as much as to anything else.
I find that ignoring them is the most effective solution. [ evil grin ] On the other hand, it can be more fun to "fight back"....[ / evil grin ]
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