I'm glad I saw this response.
Here's a "pro-tip" for you: acting like you have the full details of the situation when you've clearly not been given all of them makes you come across as a know it all. Now, I don't know you from anyone, so that may be an unfair statement, I don't know.
I do know that I could have solved the entire frigging issue if I had said "mid-sized" instead of not specifying the size of the company at all.
But, in typical slashdot fashion, most everyone jumped on the bandwagon (even though most couldn't spell switch if you spotted them the "itch") thinking they know what the hell they're talking about.
So...to sum up: I'll attempt to do a better job of describing the network in question when I'm discussing the pros and cons of a small edge device when it's being utilized as a core device incorrectly.