@sourcookie I can attest to the fact it is. I've worked in so many different places, and the best programmers I've had the pleasure of working with put a premium on making code understandable over complexity.
Unfortunately, the game is populated mostly by people who attach their value as a worker to how mysterious they can make their work. And more often than not the are rewarded.
There is a reason the American the game is falling behind. We're refusing to adapt.