>Maybe the key is the words THEY SAY:
>    > they say that they spend 20% of their time writing the
>    > initial code. 80% of their time debugging their code
>If the basis of comparison is what they say they do, and not actual
>measurements, then what is the purpose of answering them?

Technically, you are right.

I seriously doubt that anything I say will change the track this
train is on.

I just can't sit still when someone uses buzz-words and pseudo-science
to build themselves a temple that every one will have to crawl on their
hands and knees, make cash offerings, and pray to for the next 50 years.