Thought for the day: "Opinions have caused more ills than the plague or earthquakes on this little globe of ours." - François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire, 1694 – 1778.
How true. One of the things I enjoy about writing software is that it involves solely logic and math, in a highly creative manner.
The effectiveness of a UI is certainly subject to opinion, and the methodology used in coding could be debated as well. However, the inner workings of a program are immune to such problems. It either works, or it doesn't.
My work, in a way, is an escape from the pressures of society, in which ignorant prejudices frequently trump reality.