Apart from our shared love of Ayn Rand writing, what else do you think of our piece on PCI DSS? Yes, it is aggressive. Yes, it might upset some PCI opponents (just as some of their comments upset me...)
If you think we overdid it, please argue with us! In any case, read "PCI Shrugged"
BTW, if you insist on Cliff's notes version, check out this post "Five Reasons to Dislike PCI DSS – And Why They Are WRONG!"