If the lack of for loops is what you judge code by then you have a long way to go, lol. Yes, many people in DIY forums are learning, one or many aspects of their projects, THAT is the point of DIY. Instead of criticizing people and the way they do things, maybe you could actually try helping them. That would be nice.
Who gives a **** if a program isn't using a loop as long as the person using it can understand what it's doing.