In a comment on the previous post, vonjd brought up the famous quote from Abraham Maslow:
It is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.
Sometimes you don’t just have a hammer, you have an array of hammers. You have rock hammers, claw hammers, and sledge hammers, all in numerous sizes. You have a variety of wooden and rubber mallets too. You’ve even got a gavel. Because you have such an impressive collection of specialized hammers, you think you’re broad in your problem solving, but your basic instinct is still only to beat on things.