While the subject of Kas Thomas’ post is programming, the framework is more broadly applicable. The point is: beware of crutches, lest they cripple you.
A quote posted by a guy named Maht as a comment is also worth mentioning:
The most effective debugging tool is still careful thought, coupled with judiciously placed print statements.
— Brian W. Kernighan, in the paper Unix for Beginners (1979)