As part of this Data Access Guidance project I'm workin on (which I'll blog more about soon), we're having a discussion with our advisors about the contention between the influence a Developer has on an enterprise solution and the influence a DBA has on the same solution. Because one of the deliverables of this project will be some written guidance, this seemed like a great opportunity to help each side identify with the other perspective so they both can have maximum impact on the solution. This will likely have a considerable effect on the architecture of the solution too.
I've created a wiki page on the project's CodePlex site so we can capture your experinece. Please pop over and drop us a line. We'll incorporate the comments into the draft over time. Thanks!