There are some that may feel like WordPress (eventually) may be headed toward the deadpool:
Trying to describe how code works on a platform that has the kind of fundamental logic that WordPress does is like trying to teach a language that doesn’t have an alphabet.
I would discourage anyone from learning it until they’re more au fait with a platform that operates on better principles. Basically, WordPress isn’t a platform suited to anyone except those unlucky enough to have somehow become WordPress developers.
There’s already a heavy discussion on Hacker News that’s riddled with some great arguments, some well-crafted rebuttals, some trolls, and even a few that are part of the “Who cares, go home, WTF!?” camp.
I thought long and hard before I hit the ‘Publish’ button on this – but it’s worth commenting on. I think that James is wrong on many accounts, even perhaps ignorant of some key facts about the way WordPress is developed that might have changed some of his perspective.
But it is a valid perspective insofar as it’s his and his alone – opening himself up to a conversation was a good move and the conversation is what you’d expect from the internet.
In the end, though, it does draw some connections to other existing technology solutions and philosophies that are still worth noting. Do you dare throw your own hat into the ring? We’re all friends here.