Quote Originally Posted by Sonadow View Post
I can't be bothered to give a flying rat's rear if it involves getting locked in and spitting in the face of established standards. If I use Product A and it's supplier (let's called it Supplier A) happens to publish a crapton of good, powerful proprietary software that are specially designed to work with and only with Product A, i'd be crazy NOT to use it. Take the religious war over standards away from where I am; I don't welcome it one bit.
When, not if, you need to move away from Supplier A and its locked-in solutions, this will come back to bite you with costs well over what it would have cost to use standards in the first place.

There is nothing religious in that, it's pure finances.