ORMs are a hotly debated topic in the world of programming. There are countless impassioned blog posts from programmers discussing how ORMs either killed their pets or cured their aunt’s cancer. Why, oh, why is this talked about so much? Aren’t there more important topics at hand, or are our lives so void of conflict that we have to sit and argue about this till we’re blue in the face? Can’t we just move on and accept that ORMs are a part of our lives, and that, in some cases, they can even be good?