Thanks, and you are absolutely correct. In this one limited instance I had a complete miss. However I did learn tons about the tools, algorithms, and skills. From that I have been more able to communicate with other data professionals and "data scientists".
And I probably need to clarify, I do occasionally look at http://www.kaggle.com/ and play with different tools like R, Weka, and good ole Analysis Services. When it comes to associative, classification, and other algorithms I have skills.
What I fear are newly minted DBAs getting down on themselves because they don't have a PhD in statistics.