Web 2.0 is about people, not technology. Sure it needs innovative technologies to facilitate it, but they are just in a support role. meshman's post is the last gasp of the old technical guard who don't get that the web has been rested from them and is now a tool for communitities not techies.
As was pointed out so eloquently in the Web 2.0 feature on this site, those of us with "decades of experience in this technology" are at a disadvantage, because of the baggage we enter the new world carrying. The winners in this race are already proving to be those organisations that have been designed from the ground up around the new paradigm.