They are speaking of real world experience - they've met quite a lot of very respectful developers and first hand experience as well -, which is in fact superior to theories - empirical vs theory can be quite different
I wish it was how you think it would be. It should have been that way in theory and you are perfectly right about that, but practice had been a completely different experience...!
Anyway about pills just one question remains: which one is the right to take, the red or the blue one? And which one have you taken? And will you finance a few cases, just to prove you are right - not big money just few hundred thousand usd...? I thought so...