There is a time to new, and a time to not.
Check out the rest for an interesting back-and-forth. By the way, this isn’t meant to diss the Yahoo! folks, they’re churning out some amazing libraries, patterns and hints given the constraints they need to work in and articles like this one are much appreciated. Its just that every time I dive in there, I find myself having to learn to swim every time, it really feels like its more convoluted than it needs to be.