The world mocks too much

I’ll put my cards on the table. At heart I am a “classic TDD” guy. My first attempt at any new code is to test return values or side-effects rather than immediately jump to setting up mock objects and testing interactions. Although I do use mock objects as a testing technique from time to time I have never liked any of the popular mock frameworks. The nearest I have found to what I would like is probably Mockito, but even so I still use my own recording framework. » The world mocks too much