@calvin @natecull @dredmorbius @pnathan put me in the camp of "syntax irregularity and the friction of defining new structures aside, sql is basically pretty good".
those caveats do matter, though. my hunch is that mostly people get lured into garbageware like mongo because sql rdbms systems make manipulating schema a difficult, largely out-of-band sort of task relative to most of their interface.
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