I find myself always seeking for the perfect code, the perfect library, the perfect system. Is it healthy? My employer might rather a code monkey which will mass produce web applications. Sure, the code would be a pain to maintain, but we would make more money. Or would we?
Not being content to use others’ code, others’ frameworks, and others’ hard work is my downfall.
I’m glad I’m a hacker. I program in a way that my code becomes better and better, day after day. My applications become better layed out. Better organized. Easier to maintain.