Show me the interoperable, full and free implementations of WS-* in Python, Perl, Ruby and PHP. You won’t see them, because there’s no intrinsic value in WS-* unless you’re trying to suck money out of your customers. Its complexity serves as a barrier to entry at the same time that it creates “value” that can be sold.
Ouch, that must have hurt. Yet another random clueless guy who bashes the wonderful world of Web services standards? No, not really — after all, he used to chair the WS-Addressing WG at W3C.