Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to Article on ACS x Zope
tries to use tools which diverge significantly from his views and philosophy will be battling his tools and
consequently less productive. "
Oh, bullpucky. If you're any good, you'll be productive with any reasonable tool. The question boils down to whether or not Zope's complexity gets in the way. OO is a powerful paradigm, but this doesn't mean that Zope's well designed (or not). The issue's not about religion, it's about execution.
A good engineer understands when the OO paradigm works - and when to leave it behind. Not to mention when to use existing, proven tools rather than re-invent them simply because the vendor prays to the wrong god.