Someone that's been working for BIG for a long time has recently joined my project. She and I have overlapped a little bit here and there, but haven't officially worked together on a project before.
She just told me that she likes my approach to code, but I responded that I wasn't sure I had a single approach. She then came back with this: "An impulse towards perfection tempered by realism and experience."
I take that as a huge compliment. We'll see if she still thinks that after working on our million-line monster for awhile!