It seems you'd really have to hate yourself to try.
Or just not know any better. Because they don't care to know any better.
I have seen people re-invent the database engine in Java, though.
Because they didn't want to learn SQL. Unfortunately many Java devs are like C# devs, in that they're modern versions of VB* devs.
*Where I went to school, there was the CS program taught out of the school of Engineering, and the MIS (Management Information Systems) program taught out of the school of Business. We did our programming projects in Pascal (and later C), they did theirs in BASIC. I'm interested in software engineering. My coworkers are just interested in solving business problems. Re-inventing the database engine in Java is not acceptable to the first kind of person, but adequately acceptable to the second.
I need to come up with an interviewee question, to prevent working on another team like this.