From the title, I thought there might be something insightful about the importance and difficulty of maintaining concentration when working with the large, complex, abstract and mostly invisible structures that software consists of.
Instead it was just another riff on "we're doing it wrong"...
Hear, hear. I long for the day that lein and cljs tooling can replace bower/npm/grunt/gulp entirely. And I came to Clojure(Script) from JS, not Java, still have no clue what maven or pom.XML even means, but lein obviates all of that.
The main criticism I'd make, and this is something the boot (http://boot-clj.com) guys have mentioned (http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?CodeGenerationIsaDesignSmell), is that we are getting pretty dependent on code generation with lein templates, and they are getting increasingly larger and more complex just to handle our base scenarios (dev/prod builds, REPL, live reload). Maybe this is unavoidable, or not really an issue... I don't know.