If you don't recognize the name AnandTech, you're not a true "hardware geek". Anandtech is jam-packed full of übergeeks who live and breathe perf for their systems. They're overclocking, water-cooling, machine-modding sources of deep wisdom into these boxes we play with all day. So, what happens when they decided to migrate off their old web technology (not named here as people may think I'm taking a shot) to ASP.NET? A learning curve, sure, but more concurrent users, more req/s and more headroom to expand. Perf is a good thing in software as well...