that being said, it sounds like you've been hired to produce code that conforms to certain formats and coding conventions. it would probably be a good idea if you just swallowed the bitter pill and wrote their ugly code for them. and be thankful you can define your own saner conventions for your own projects.
We are defining new standards and I am on the committee.
As for me, one of my policies is that happy coders are more productive coders, and one way to make unhappy coders is to make them use a style they dislike a lot.
A coding-style guideline should not be overly restrictive, especially unnecessarily. But the boundary between consistent coding and “comfortable dissonance” is not an easy line to draw.
This poll is really as straightforward as it sounds—no hidden motives about getting pushed into a style I don’t like etc.
The more topics I know that people consider “personal” the better I can consider where we should give people a “personal comfort” pass weighed against the clarity/consistency of the resulting code base.