Some people get religious about the bracing style. Meh. Same with the parentheses.
Though, admittedly not always without a reason, if you look at my snippet above (which is a real coding horror).
When I was first told "we always use braces, Allman style, even for single liners" long long long ago, my thought was "Bah...". Of course I didn't do such a stupid thing outside work, because it was just too silly. Guess what made me change my mind one day. Exactly... wasting 2 hours of time on trying to figure out why the program logic wasn't correct although it just had to be good -- everything was right. Except, well, you know.