Doug: I would tend to agree with you on all points. The fact that Ansible seems to be overkill is a main reason why I’ve moved away from it. I may look into Fabric now though since I had been using Capistrano mostly since I came from a Rails background. But Cap has it’s own issues and can overly complicate things at times.
Jeremy: Shiny object syndrome huh? I have a bad case of that as well.