Software has significant inertia. If they've been correcting the recruiting in the past 12 months, then the benefits won't be seen for another 12-24 months out. It's a slow recovery process.
The current software is indicative of the development environment of a year ago, not now.
My other brain is hung like a horse too.
#IRC isn't old school.
Old school is being able to say 'finger me' with a straight face.