I just read this article (Scott Ambler's interview) from The Server Side, a little too long but quite interesting!
I really like the "Data People" part I never thougth of DBA that way because I always did the data base modeling myself.
But that's true there are like "exclude" from all this XP/Object/Open Source world (except MySql or PostGreSQL).
Secondly I liked his advise on reading and learning from other fields to developpe an open mind torward others.
It remembered me of an article (i think it was Ward Cunningham who wrote it) comparing Software Architecture to Buiding Architecture (a house or what ever type of building...).
An exemple of open mind: Medieval Architecture not the one I thougth of, but you got the picture.