This is always a fun discussion! Religious wars abound.
Anyway, aside from getting my requests of not using NULL and not using Hungarian notation shot down. When I suggested some template practices, I was told not to use templates or the STL. I was miffed; I was told that templates are arcane! And that STL has lots of bugs; although when asked they didn't know what these bugs were.
Today we came to an agreement, we will wrap the STL classes used so if they do present a problem they can be removed. Good thing, I was already preparing an email about stagnation of skills in development groups and suggesting I might be in the wrong group.
Also I shaved my beard off the other day, no more Grizzly Weinstein. It just wasn't me.