@TexasToast: You know, FUDing HTML will not make it go away, as you wish. I read that closing your eyes and saying XAML 3 time will
Don't know about you, but for me everything i like/use comes inside of a browser (including this forum). Maybe the exception is text editors and IDEs, hopefully not for long, take a look at jsbin.com and the like. That doesn't mean that developing for the web is easy, just that it's here to stay. I don't think you be a developer without knowing these technologies inside out.