Entertaining read. I would prefer more balance way, there’s a time when you need more design and visual centric so I would go with Storyboard or even .xib (of course bundle along with its corresponding code files), or when there’s a time I need a particular screen or section to be more dynamic I’ll go with code-based approach.
I saw from Twitter stream that Apple encourages you to go more with Storyboard in the future as next Xcode project creation dialog has cut the option of whether or not you need a Storyboard. Time will tell if this is true. Apple might do Storyboard stuff better in the future.