I will give you that and say that your well put argument moves the discussion into an area that is too subjective for me. I would say that the question has become "What constitutes art as opposed to style or fashion?"
Originally posted by SilentStrike
Well, style != art either.
I probably (ok, not me, but someone else) may dress with style, but I cannot see how it involves art.
While I agree that programming involves more than simply on deciding the most efficient algorithm for a task, I don't see how it's art.