A General Rant
I can't create my own subject on El Reg but this thread seems symptomatic of a general trend.
I shall rant on...
There is a movement to change things just to be seen to be changing things...
Windows 8 ?
It makes your computer look like a phone.
How many websites have you come across that have gone for the flat/big icon look that are ridiculous to use on a desktop? (everything seems to have gone turquoise).
iPhones have have gone down this route as well.
I think this is a misguided trend to appeal to "the kids/yoof" who have not seen anything different.
Given that the largest demographic is probably over 40 years old and they have more disposable income than anyone else I fail to see the point.
It all leads to alienation and WTF!
Rant over. Feel free to disagree.
(I may link back to this post in future threads if it gets any upvotes)