As far as "snobby know-it-alls", there's a cookware-relateded metaphor that leaps to mind.
If you'd actually paid attention to what I've said here, including my clarifying replies, you'd have seen that I place the primary blame on employers. Further, I never denied (and I *wouldn't* deny) that there are many skilled programmers and testers in India. However, it's unreasonable, and contra the facts of the situation, for you to claim that there isn't an obvious thread connecting a substantial percentage of the recent rash of repetitive, badly phrased, poorly directed questions. I don't blame it on PerlMonks--but I think answering these questions without open eyes is harmful in a number of ways. Providing a book-like answer for these questions is not the best kind of help.
The sole purpose of this reply is to express my disagreements with Zen's fanciful reading of my post for the benefit of anyone else who happens by here--I have no intention of a running argument with someone who's repeatedly, in a variety of contexts, demonstrated an ability to overlook the obvious, and routinely infer nefarious motives where none exist.