These are actually metamathematical (false) beliefs that many intelligent people have while they are learning mathematics, but usually abandon when their mistake is pointed out, and I am almost certain to draw fire for saying it from those who haven't, together with the reasons for them:
The results must be stated in complete and utter generality.
Easy examples are left as an exercise to the reader.
It is more important to be correct than to be understood.
(Applicable to talks as well as papers.)
Reasons: 1. Von Neumann is in the audience. 2. This is just a generalization of Lemma 1.2.3 in volume X of Bourbaki. 3. The results are impressive and speak for themselves.