I think that we are talking past each other. Yes, I understand very well the benefits of using mature components, the role of time and testing, the benefits of catching errors relatively early. These things are all good in theory, everything is good in theory, if you can just do it right and consistently.
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The problem is that sometimes the Good Stuff™ comes at a cost. And that cost is that it creates extra work and more verbose code, which gets in the way of development. Sometimes the trade-off is worthwhile, and sometimes not. And often different people disagree on where the trade-off is justified.
See, for instance, the interminable debates on whether or not it is better to have dynamic typing or static typing. If you don't see why someone would possibly want to forgo the benefit of type-checks, then I suggest arguing with merlyn for a while...