I also happen to find style important...I use K&R braces, I use single quotes for anything that doesn't need to have double quootes, I enjoy well-formatted code which is why indents are built into my PHP, HTML, and HTML in PHP (such as echoes), but everyone has their style. Some use different brace types, some put spaces between a function's parenthesis and any passed variables. Nobody's style is the best, though in my opinion I'd have to say the one that promotes code-readability is the best.
This snippit of code I wrote before I even knew basename(), pathinfo(), and other such functions existed, and had I known I wouldn't have even posted this snippit, however I do find it important that programmers learn how to solve problems creatively and not just rely on functions served to them. I was working on a project that required me to parse paths and get the name of the file and extension, thus I wrote this code. I suppose it could be a lesson...there's always another way to something.