I know, I know! It's not as tidy as most, but there's a reason for that. No, it's not indicative of how my house looks! Or my hair.
I have to patch and repatch constantly, and I don't want to add patch bays to my racks. I like being able to remove the gear from them easily, and besides, they're already heavy enough as it is (I'm 5'4", 130 pounds and WEAK). I work by myself, and trying to keep things compact and easy to set up (I usually have LESS than an hour) means that things have to be kept light enough to manage, but with enough equipment quickly and easily accessible to be able to set up quickly. This rat's nest has worked nicely for me for a long time.
Now - no laughing, no head shaking, no judgments concerning my sanity - please!