In the quest for encapsulation enforcement, they may be throwing the baby out with the bathwater
I guess the bathwater is inside-out objects, but what is the baby here? Do you mean an object that can be externally serialized and plays well with threads? Well, to be honest, these seem like pretty specific needs. Granted, the Hard Core Encapsulation you get from inside-out objects may be pretty specialized too, but why is your set of special needs more important than another? I'm not trying to convince you to use IOO, but your argument against it seems kind of hollow in my mind.