We farmer types tend to deal with a lot of govt regulations that come from fellas sitting behind a desk and don't know what they are actually regulating down at the farm.
We end up having to skirt those govt types and just get disenchanted with the whole govt regulatory thing.
On the tiny bit of wiring I've ever done, I came to the code stuff with the same attitude. Oh, just more beauracrats sitting around making stupid rules, how do I get around their junk....
After playing with the little bit of wiring, I came to find out the electric code, anyhow most of it, is really there to help, one of the few govt things that makes some sense.
Took a while to adjust my attitude on that, from regular govt stuff.......
I think maybe some of the redneck attitudes towards the code might come from that same background?