There is frequently talk about how developers whose main area of expertise is CSS feel that their skills are underrated. I do not think we help our cause by talking about CSS as this whacky, quirky language. CSS is unlike anything else, because it exists to serve an environment that is unlike anything else.
Rachel makes a great point. We give others permission to talk badly about CSS and the immensely valuable skill of writing it, when we also don’t assign it the deserved respect.