At the risk of slightly contradicting my friends here, I would add that I always try to mimic the style of the code I am working with, as it makes the project more readable for everyone involved. This is why when working at a studio you tend to have a coding standard to follow, it helps everyone to read everyone else's code more easily and therefore we can all be more productive.
Also, if I'm reading you right you are suggesting putting the opening curly bracket on the same line as the function / control statement. If you do this, you are wrong and most likely evil :-)
Good luck, I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with!