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  • I'm really glad I'm seeing comments like yours.

    For years people glommed on to OO as the sure cure, the fix for all your programming woes. The same thing has happened repeatedly, starting at least in the '70s with "structured programming". You still hear "goto should be banned" repeated without thought.

    In every case, the net effect of the introduction of the technology has been positive, but only after people have settled down some and realized there's no magic in it. But in the beginning the buzz has always been, "Eureka! The fountain of bug-free code".

    So if more people are starting to think like you, maybe the technology's starting to mature more. People are starting to realize it's a tool, not the tool.