The key is that I haven’t spent very much time making changes just to keep StyleCop happy - rather, I’ve been continuing development as normal, writing code, fixing bugs and so on, but with half an eye on StyleCop’s metrics.
In effect, I’ve been letting StyleCop train me into a few new habits, habits that I believe improve the maintainability (long term viability) of my code.
Increasingly, I’m finding that my new code has few (if any) new issues reported by StyleCop, with negligable overhead.
I guess this is similar to the way that the C# compiler has trained me to write code that is warning free. Perhaps I should roll FxCop into the mix as well. ;-)