It's not "smart" versus "not smart"; it's just different abilities; different viewpoints; different approaches.
Wierdly - one can sometimes look at one's own work and "see" what one intended - instead of what is actually written. (As I have seen, to my humiliation, over and over and over. Did you know 1 + 2 = 4?)
That is where having OTHER PEOPLE as proof readers, proof knitters and testers comes in incredibly handy.
MMario - *REAL* men knit LACE