Hi- Here is my question. People, where I work, friends of mine, other programmers, etc. are always talking about "best practices" in application design. Specifically, people are taught/told to minimize the number of SQL queries sent. Now, here is the thing, I am personally under the impression that it doesn't really matter, and basically the SQL server is ultra-powerful and can handle just about whatever you throw at it. Doesn't SQL have some really high number of transactions per second, such that in any mid-level application the end user will never notice ANY difference?