I'm essentially in the process of learning Craft and in that process have made some great strides.
Today I was examining Craft's tables to see how it was actually storing fields created through Settings-> fields. To my surprise most fields end up as a new column in the content table. To me this seems like a serious flaw as there is a very real limit to the size a table can grow to.
Given this information; what is recommended for developing a site in Craft that needs to have many fields?
If you have an answer I'd appreciate it. Please make it detailed. I'm at a loss with this one. Hopefully there is something I'm missing because if no... Craft may not be the solution I'm looking for. Which would be unfortunate.