Through my reading, playing, and learning about Ruby on Rails I’m finding that it’s not the language itself that impresses me—it’s the concept.
Where I work we’re building an ASP.NET application toolset that seems to get closer and closer to an RoR concept. A tad less dynamic, but in spirit none-the-less: Convention over Configuration.
This stuff is possible with bigger more complex development environments—we just have to learn how to hold back and just make it happen.
I say convention and generators over complete flexibility and sore fingers :)