Too Long; Didn't Read
The best code is not only the one that is fast and performant but the one you enjoy working on. Code grows out of control when there are no conventions to work in it, team practices, even solo practices are important to keep our code under control. Simple code that anyone can read is the right thing to do. Simple is better; there is no need to show anyone how abstract you can be or how much you know the language. Good programmers write code that humans can understand.