Bill Gates had this to say in a 2005 interview with Jon Udell:

There’s only really one metric to me for future software development, which is — do you write less code to get the same thing done?

An interesting statement, as we concluded today, from one of the top representatives of ‘the code generation’ – that is, the generation of developers that grew up handcoding everything. Actually, most of the people that I encounter who could be considered part of that generation are the ones objecting hardest to using any kind of modeling tool. This is part of the culture change needed when switching from traditional development to model driven software development. It’s something that will come up in the online workshop idea I’m currently working on. Again, keep an eye out….