Basecamp designer Jonas Downey wrote an article in May called It's OK not to use tools. I found it a wonderful sanity check in a Web Dev world that has an increasingly insane fixation with what the very best tools are. I too have been a casualty of this.
It was really refreshing reading about someone who decided to take the simplest route possible. After all, if we don't need to, why are we allowing ourselves to take the more complex route.