The debate on the Old Fashioned cocktail continues. The only bottom line as far as I'm concerned? If you order one in a bar, the bartender should most certainly not a) glare at you and tell you it's a really high-maintenance drink or b) ask you how to make it. So I suppose that, for me, in addition to being a tasty beverage, it's also something of a litmus test of the man or woman who makes it.
P.S. I realize no one in this photo is drinking an Old Fashioned.