Michael Buffington thinks so. I was firmly in the camp of Ruby on Rails being a fad (with a dash of Ajax thrown in to make everything... cooler) but it seems I should do some research or something (but I'm a blogger! We just make crap up, like NY Times reporters. Ooooh, snap. No, I didn't! Yes, yes I did!).
The biggest surprise in the whole post was this:
I'm used to rapid application building with ColdFusion, but Rails is more rapid, which was a surprise.
Now, if you didn't understand any of that post, feel free to ignore it.