Earlier this week, I managed to convince our very wise decision makers to start using NHibernate for our persistence layer. My team mate on the project describes how it went. While I was reading Jeremy's train of thoughts, the following four lines made me realize we did the right thing:
Why are teams still writing persistence code by hand? There's a bazillion persistence tools out there that all save development costs in some way over writing data access code by hand. With very few exceptions, I'd say that at this point that if you're writing ADO.Net code or SQL by hand, you're stealing money from your employer.
As another co-worker and NHibernate fan thoughtfully mentioned while congratulating us:
A small step for man, but a giant leap for mankind.
Few. What a week this turns out to be.