Here is the context...
"95 percent of all programmers think they are in the top 5 percent, and the rest are certain they are above average"- Linus Torvalds, quoted in The One-second War (What Time Will You Die?) by Poul-Henning Kamp, acmqueue, April 6, 2011
If Mr. Torvalds is correct, he is only approximately so: I regard myself a below-average programmer and therefore I fall outside "the rest". If I was above average I would not have to work so hard to produce good code.
"But Linus' [Torvalds] observation that "95 percent of all programmers think they are in the top 5 percent, and the rest are certain they are above average" should not be taken lightly: very few programmers have any idea what the difference is between "wall-clock time" and "interval time," and leap seconds are way past rocket science for them. (For example, Posix defines only a pthread_cond_timedwait(), which takes wall-clock time but not an interval-time version of the call.)"
And I'm not even confident about the "good code" part... trying hard does not always lead to success.
Even worse, I know that many folks despise my coding style: too verbose, too vertical, too much white space, too many long names, too many underscores, not enough uPpEr and LoWeRcAsE, too many explicit name.qualifications, too many comments, and especially [blasphemy] not enough abstraction, polymorphism or inheritance [/blasphemy].
None of that bothers me, however. Only one complaint gets my attention: "I do not understand what you have written."
Oh, and of course, "Your code does not work." ...it goes without saying that gets my attention! :)