Thanks for response!
I think that “… to hire thousands of the best software developers in order to prevent them from creating competing startups” is not their explicit target, but an accidental side effect. They just need to have their business running and do whatever they can to do it “effectively”.
“Project managers lack technical skill, yet are more highly regarded by management and executives…. started off as lesser skilled employees” — yeah, agree…
Well, I don’t really mind other people being rewarded, everyone wants to be rewarded and feel important. Unfortunately it is often that people fo not really deserve the reward, and those who do stay in shadow :)