In fact there are few factors that, recently, make me feel bured-out:
1. constant need for acquiring the knowledge - I simply compare myself to old-school craftsmen and I find that within IT it is almost impossible to become an expert. It is said that one needs ~10 years of work with single activity to become an expert. What I can tell is, that we (IT guys) became an experts in a field of change, only (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expert
2. you can't tell that there is ontological safety within IT. You can't feel safe, because the change is coming, it awaits just after the conner and it wants to get you. So, you have to be always prepared. There is no chance to say - "OK. I am done with this one, I can finally take it out of my mind."
3. "New stuff is, oh so cool" - which forces you to learn it (let's say a new IDE), while at the same time you start forgetting the previous stuff.
In my IT carer I have gone (among the others) through the following path: NetBeans -> eclipse -> JBuilder -> NetBeans (not counting other things in). This implies that I can't tell of myself as an expert of any of these - and I don't mention the upgrades here - does any of you guys have the same feeling?
In fact, the only application (editor) I can use with my eyes closed is "vi" - which doesn't change much over the time and can be found almost everywhere (in the "unix" world).
The question is. How do you guys deal with the change - the instant change? And how do you deal with the feeling that you always stay, at some way, "dumb"?