A former client of mine had that attitude. When I started consulting to the company they were largely a Linux and HP/UX outfit doing large scale WEB projects. But this new guy purchased the outfit. Decided that open-source systems were too vulnerable and so he swung all the work over to .NET, lost most of his clients over the next 12 months as delays increased and deadlines went past, productivity went into the toilet, quality went down the drain and most of the staff went out the door while they could still get paid!
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But then I could tell you about the guy who purchased a publishing house that was very succesful using MAC's. He decided MAC's were too expensive, so he went all PC. I used to be a big client of his, but last week he rang to ask why I don't use him any more? He expects not to make payroll next month. Nice Christmas present for his staff eh?
The world is littered with stories like these. Far too many competent programmers/engineers/scientist are ignored to satisfy the ego of managers who are often in those positions because they were not competent programmers/engineers/scientists and believed the rhetoric when they were told that management or marketing are the places to be. If I were you AM, I would be out of there pretty darned soon.