I read the article.
You read the article? Holy shit, I thought people like you were extinct on slashdot. Do you know how many like you are left? I would ask if there are sufficient for a breeding population but this is slashdot after all.
I truly disagree with you. Having spent the best part of a year coding in Java and using the Java style with the open brace on the same line the best I can say is that I have gotten used to it. Code Complete has a section on indentation that recommends the Java/K&R style and it is one of the few sections I fundamentally disagree with. Later in the text there is a recommendation to comment closing braces with e.g.
I much prefer Allman style, and a little extra vertical spacing just helps code clarity - the days of needing to make the most of screen real-estate went out with the 80x24 green screens.
Every so often I receive a Google News Alert linking me to a gardening news article that makes me want to stick my finger down my throat or laugh till I drop. Today's article, by Abbie Jury, in the Taranaki Daily News of New Plymouth, New Zealand, is one of these.
To spot the expert, pick the one who predicts the job will take the longest and cost the most.