I'm working through the one-rule now, and it's not as easy as I remembered it being when I dismissed it a week ago. Dammit.
I suppose this would be a good rule of thumb, eh? "One of the first three things you don't bother doing at the beginning of the code because it's so trivial will take up the last 30% of your time."
Anyway, it's slow going but some of the handling subs I wrote in the two-rule version are helping me through the one-rule, so I guess that's a good sign.