Must have moved from development to managment... ;)
I just remarked that because I have been working for a solid 7 days to make statistical graphs on basis of a large maritime claims-database I run, where in the end the client was more impressed by the nice colours and the 3D-pie charts than by the data or the analysis.
A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James