In the interview Brazell said something interesting about WordPress consulting prices:
As more and more big names jump on the WordPress bandwagon, ticket prices on consultant work is still giving people sticker shock. It’s less so that way than a year ago, but as WordPress implements more and more CMS features instead of Bloggy features, organizations are looking harder at WordPress for solutions. Professionals get to charge lots of money because they’re professionals and the perception that “cheap web dev labor” is still the way to go, is a mentality that we have to continue to combat.
Both this and the Gary Jones interview I linked earlier are worth a read, and not just because both said they read WPCandy.