Thought I'd comment on my beloved F-16. I was a Crew Cheif (see Airframe, Hydraulic, Powerplant Mechanic) on the airframe for 6 years in the
USAF. I've gone on since to work on many other air frames but I can tell you, in my time in the Air Force, I never worked on a more 'smartly'
The systems, sub-systems, and redundancies to those systems seemed to make sense. The safety features such as, Hydraulic Isolation systems, 10
min Hydorzene power supply and redundant hydraulic systems help to pack alot of safety in an already cramped air frame. I doubt you'll ever see more
wire bundles in such a small area.
The saying, the more moving parts the more potential for failure applies, but with the rigurours safety standards and stringent quality
assurance programs in place the pilots stepping to fly these birds rest assured they are in good hands when they take flight.