Microsoft CTO Ray Ozzie, is no idiot:
Complexity kills. It sucks the life out of developers, it makes products difficult to plan, build and test, it introduces security challenges, and it causes end-user and administrator frustration. Moving forward, within all parts of the organization, each of us should ask “What’s different?”, and explore and embrace techniques to reduce complexity.
Sage advice. I know a few soon-to-be-former collegues who should take that to heart.