I only have one thing to say about that:
Of course I am back in management, so I am sure I will soon have questions like that.
I have seen more and more of these new "SysAdmins" coming up who really know very little, and what they do know is not very deep. I guess times are different from when I started in IT. Banyan Vines on Token Ring, NetWare 3.11, Windows NT 3.51, Microsoft Mail, etc. I grew up in IT during the boom when you had to know your stuff and could almost demand a salary.
Now a days I am grateful for what I earn and don't take it for granted like I used to during 2003 (pre dot com and telecom bust)