Re: Pisses me off...
how the OpenSSL developers kept shouting about how great their software was
Citations, please. Prior to the massive cash infusion after Heartbleed, OpenSSL had one full-time developer: Steve Henson, who is not inclined to make public pronouncements, and generally restricted his comments on openssl-users and openssl-dev to technical matters.
As I recall, Eric Young sometimes debated broader questions on the lists (I remember his weighing in on an exchange about whether OpenSSL needed a gather-write API to help apps avoid Nagle / Delayed ACK interaction), but I can't think of any occasions where he claimed the OpenSSL source code was "great".