This is a myth. There is only suitability to solve a problem within a given context. At first, it's "how fast can I bring this to market", then "how does this scale" (in terms of execution efficiency). Finally, "can I hire people to do this?"
The starting point is inevitably what the initial implementer is most familiar with (or infatuated with) at the moment.
A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about how asinine this technology argument is.