>Albeit badly paraphrased, your point was good. Design is more important
In my experience, sloppy coders are sloppy designers, and meticulous coders are meticulous designers. You can't be a meticulous designer, then just flip a switch and write sloppy code; it goes too much against the grain. So it's usually a safe assumption that if the code is written without a care, the design is likely to be poor as well.
My best code is written with the delete key.
then could we say as a chef would...'the first byte is with the eyes'
....i'll get my coat...