Tried commenting on the unREST blog post, but I kept getting an error that I was trying to post illegal content.
You equate the HTTP version of REST with REST itself. That is inaccurate. I think what you don’t like is HTTP.
I’ve never understood why SOAP didn’t drive directly off of TCP. It doesn’t really use HTTP except for transport, which is really useless.
I’m all for different application protocols. Build your own indeed. You are quite right that, in many cases, another person’s uniform interface is not the best. These can be REST or not, that’s really up to you.
I find REST breathtakingly simple. I like it, so I apparently disagree with you, and I’m alright with that.