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My own experience was 1 year of working with very strict coding style guidelines, out of many years where things are much more laissez faire. Literally hundreds of formal rules, plus as many unstated informal one that everyone was supposed to know. Code reviews ended up being a bitch fest where 90% of the argy bargy was about code style. It literally slowed productivity and momentum to a crawl.
On all my other team projects, productivity was much higher, and not necessarily any worse technical debt-wise. Code reviews were simpler and much more productive/pleasant. There are some things one simply should not do (eg exception unsafe code, unnecessary pass-by-value) - everything else, just let it go man. I got quite tolerant of Hungarian notation, for example, just ignoring it as white noise (as it effectively is). You can tell instantly who wrote a piece of code from its style, so any questions, you know who to ask, if they're still around.
Walking to the Station this morning, cut through a car park that was used by Junkies and delinquents.
Smashed Stella bottles, needles etc. council gets a grant, claim it's to clean up. No needles, a smashed wooden case and empty bottles of Merlot & Cabinet Savingon. it's not as bad but...
What's changed in my profile, I'm a head, not a Bob!