I just read a blog from Molly Holzschlag about fixing the gap we have within the web-development/design community's between people who are really in to the use of all the new techniques and standards and the other site, people who are happy when it works.
Most of the time i really try to get my stuff W3C proof, and i assumed most developers also did so. That's why i was pretty shocked when i saw that 65% of the Dutch developers are still into table layouts and only 45% was using CSS for a longer period than 3 years. And the Dutchy's even had the best score!
So i read on, and went through all the responses of the readers and that really fixed my fundamentalistic way of looking at the whole W3C-standards-implementing thingy. There are so much people still not working on the top of the technology/standards hill, and all the developers together will never stand on top of the hill at the same time. There will always be a large group of people not working on top, and if we are really into raising the quality of the web. We need to spend some time into getting more people on the top, flatting the mountain top out a bit and throwing ropes down helping them up. In stead of always trying to be in the small group that's on top.
If there are more people using the good stuff we enjoy so much to use it would be easier to raise the level of quality because the average step up would be only one. Not one for us and 10 for the other 80%.