Complexity has nothing to do with intelligence, simplicity does.
Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.
Fast. Good. Cheap. Choose any two.
And then there’s git rebase --interactive, which is a bit like git commit --amend hopped up on acid and holding a chainsaw - completely insane and quite dangerous but capable of exposing entirely new states of mind.
If you can automate it, automate it.
Shipping beats perfection.
All software sucks.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
First do it, then do it right, then do it fast.
Open source does tend to be more stable software. It's the right way to do things.