Well yeah. But that is not a problem with the book exactly. The problem permeates the software development space in many other ways and the problem is...Many employers and many in the general public think that a weekend with the gang of four, Java in a nutshell and a complete lack of social skills are the definition of a complete programmer. Welders get more training and mentoring that the average programmer. Employers simply point to a goofy looking kid with bad motor skills and say get to it. Of course simply reading a book won't make you a good programmer. We need to develop apprenticeship and mentoring as standard models of how developers become REAL developers. As long a employers and the public equate bad social skills and the ability to type something that compiles with good developer we will have issues. It is not the patterns book that is the problem. It is in fact a very good book.