From my recent frustrations at having a less-than-current web application foisted upon us recently, I've gone looking wistfully at technologies such as Ruby on Rails and Django.
This prompted a new Newsvine article called Problems Upgrading to Web 2.0. The out-of-date-ness of the foisted application was bad, but I'm coming to realize that my own web applications, though much more usable and productive, still pale in comparison to what some people are doing out there. I just don't have the time to keep up in the manner I'd like, and that's what the article is about. Eventually, I'll get there, but I have to drag along several dozen web applications written "old school" on my way, so it'll just take me a little longer.