I am a great believer that conciseness is a mark of maturity. As the biographer of Thomas E. Peck observed: His style, both in speaking and writing, underwent a change as he passed from youth to age … The longer sentences which distinguished his style at first grew compact and often curt in his later work. Clement R. Vaughan, ‘Biographical Sketch of Dr. T. E. Peck’ in Miscellanies of Rev. Thomas E. Peck, D.D., LL.D., Professor of Theology in the Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, ed. T. C. Johnson (3 vols, Richmond VA: The Presbyterian Committee of Publication, 1895-97), 3: 18. N.B. If someone writes a looooooooooong post on PB, I am nearly always less inclined to read it.