This Gamasutra piece is a very “rare” (heh, get it?) proof that good sense still can be found amongst developers.
In a nutshell, this Rare developer talks about how his company finally realised that good elements can be found everywhere, and that it is better to talk and show respect to students (a.k.a. potential employees) than trying to impress them with how cool you are.
Really, you should read the article, if you haven’t already… The only thing that still ticks me off is that they only talk about programmers or artists, but say nothing about designers… Why do you think is that? Double standards?