Over the past 6 months I have been trying to really quantify what it means to be using ALT.NET practices. And I can honestly say that I still honestly don’t know what it means to be an ALT.NETer. But I have come to a number of conclusions about the state of the ALT.NET community, that I wanted to share. (1) The ALT.NET Community is fractured among itself. (2) Take the religious zealotry out of ALT.NET (3) Craftsmanship with out Engineering is no way to program software.