Newton discovered universal gravitation. This makes respect both his intelligence and insight. It's like wow, how the hell did he come up with that? But not, wow, he is a great artist.
I've always thought of programming as the understanding a problem and a solution to it. When this is done well, I think, damn, that's a good job. Not, damn, that's beautiful.
Guess it's just me, but I can't classify anything that I am remotely good at as art .