Re: New is not always better
The problem is with this mantra is that it doesn't make web agencies money, and it doesn't tickle the ego of the developer. They WANT the latest and greatest for their own benefit, not for the customer. They WANT the complexity it brings because it means they can charge the client more hours and get more money.
You can sit there and argue that things should be simple, if it isn't broken don't fix it, return to the idea of KISS. But if your boss or team leader is a w****r the idea won't fly. Yet it won't be them trying to work out why a dependency has failed or why the software is no longer supported by an open source project they don't contribute to.