Yes, I am a big fan of code readability and refactoring. I always have in mind this:
Everyone knows that debugging is twice as hard as writing a program in the first place. So if you’re as clever as you can be when you write it, how will you ever debug it? – Brian Kernighan
Refactoring is a big challenge, you must be twice smarter of the developer who debugged is code (and the challenge of rewriting other people’s code makes it fun as hell).
Read this: The Noble Art of Maintenance Programming