So I've never really considered myself a web developer. Rather, I believe I'm a systems/administration/platforms guy that can slap a text-only HTML page up if I bump into a problem that a command line client can't solve. I build the classic "engineer" web site.
A few weeks back I started a project which requires a lot of heavy web UI work. Hopefully, it's able to pay the bills at some point.
Then I found Pylons. More importantly, I found http://www.pylonsbook.com. This has got to be one of the most complete end-to-end web development books I've seen thus far. Sure, it covers templating and routes and whatnot, but it also dives into things such as S3, and non-RDBMS based data models. It seems to answer a lot of edge case questions that other resources have brushed over. A big thanks to Mr. Gardner and the community for putting this one together. I'll be picking up a hard copy.
I think I might be a Pylons guy now.