I use bloglines (http://www.bloglines.com/) to monitor several BizTalk related blogs.
WCF Tips #1 – Service Interface Design
WCF Tips #2 – Service Class Design
WCF Tips #3 – Service Hosting
WCF Tips #4 – Configuration
WCF Tips #5 – Infrastructure
WCF Tips #6 – Instrumentation
WCF Tips #7 – Clients
I believe it was the next day, I read something from Tomas Restrepo about the same David Pallman and him stressing the importance of tip 4 (WCF Tips #4 – Configuration). So I read a little about those defaults and understood the problems that they could cause.
And this morning I found a post about just this topic. Its a post from Tim Rayburn and has to do with serializing a huge XML file. Have a read of the article here. The defaults provided by svcutil were just not good enough for him. So he is in a way proving the point of Tomas.