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This is a subjective opinion. I’ve had this debate with countless coworkers as I take the exact opposite stance as you. Neither of us is correct, neither of us is wrong.

The problem with declaring simplicity and clarity to be the final goal is that’s not an objective truth

This is the very issue I have with a lot of SE dogmas and those that subscribe to one particular set, not just the one described here. Objective truth is an afterthought in most cases.

Most these dogmas are anecdotal at best with very little to no empirical backing within surrounding context, but people will stand by certain approaches as if they were well tested theories like general relativity, newtonian mechanics, or QED.

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