I came from the High Tech revolution of the 1980’s (Data General, “Soul of a new machine” era - Maybe you’ve read the book?) when some doofus (Tom West, whom I refused to ever work for) quoted that “Not everything worth doing is worth doing well”.
Some people read that and thought that it was OK to do something sub-par to “get by”. I looked at it and thought, “Well, OK, not everything needs or deserves to be perfect, it just has to work really well within our budget!”
There is a big difference, there.
YOU, my friend, know the difference, and know that some things need to both look and work well, while others just have to work well (even though “looking well”, waaaay up in there under the covers, may only matter to YOU, not me).
This reminds me of Stan Ostergard, a guy and neighbor when I was growing up who tried, mightily, to teach me how to be a good machinist. The best thing he taught me was to make things that “look like somebody cared” about how they looked and worked. I don’t think that Stan thought of me as being his best pupil (THAT was probably my older brother) but trust me, Stan, I was listening and you did, INDEED, register in my little, 13-year-old mind. Thank you, Stan, for showing me that everything was worth it. Somewhere along the line, Mike learned that, too.
Give it Hell, Mike!