Don't knock it 'til you've tried it.
Look at all the little extra jumper wires he had to put in, eg. The two little black ones below the caps on the crystal. I would have just bent the legs of the caps across underneath the board.
yes, i think i'll give it a go on an attiny85 board i'm putting together, not sure how i'd think it out though. i can't find any software (like fritzing, for linux) to do perfboard layouts, stripboard i can figure out as i place the bits, but perfboard requires much more planning before committing to solder it seems.
I'll stick with wirewrapping:
i've just been a little sick in my mouth ;-)