I must admit, I come to jQuery (via ZKoss) quite reluctantly. We (my company) changed last year after Flex was made the red headed step-child by Apple and Adobe. Quite frankly, I've always felt the only insulation from cross-browser hell was through something such as Adobe's AVM, so as protect the developer against browser idiosyncrasies. Now, I guess jQuery is meant to insulate us from all that. Just curious, how confident are you that, in five years, we won't find that the currently acclaimed HTML5, along with supporting technologies like jQuery, are made obsolete or passé?
I can't help but wonder, "Really! Is HTML and JS the best we can do?"
I am not a Web guy.