This is exactly what makes Rails a ghetto. A bunch of half-trained former PHP morons who never bother to sit down and really learn the computer science they were too good to study in college.
This happens to every technology which hits mainstream. Anyway – good reading (and remember to read more on Zed’s blog than this rant only) for anyone interested in making money with Rails as programmer.
I still prefer Rails over many other solutions as freelancer. Despite many drawbacks it has became enough popular to provide job for freelancers like me.