It's always nice to have your opinions confirmed by someone you respect. Joel Spolsky's latest series on recruiting developers has a final section that includes essentially the same point I made a couple months ago: that specific technologies aren't as important in hiring developers as general savvy is. He even issues the same caveat that you do need domain experts for leavening. Nice. As is usual with Joel, he includes a thorough analysis of the issue he explores so there's a lot of good rumination there.