The other half of this question: How do programmers in the West see programmers in the East?
I think it's just as interesting and important to see how programmers in the east view programmers in the west.
The eastern part of the world (India/China/Philippines ) is often seen as mainly providing outsourcing services to the western world (USA and Europe).
Do you have the experience of working as part of an offshore team? If yes, how was it?
Do you hold any generalized ideas or opinions about the programmers from the West (e.g. Are they cooperative, do they deliver on time or do they do quality work?)