This will be my shortest blog post ever because I basically only have one thing to get off my chest:
A good programmer is someone who embraces the advent of new technology as an opportunity to learn something new rather than to replace something existent just because the new thing is oh-so shiny and hip.
Trend whoring is never trendy – what is trendy is critically evaluating new technology and using it where appropriate.
That is all. Now go back to whatever you were doing.