To many of us, the visual changes of a UI are often some of the most interesting and obvious changes in a next generation OS. As Lion rolls out this week to the general consumer, I'm interested in people's observations on this front. It could be interesting to post screenshot comparisons of the things we notice for us visual design geeks and have civilized debate of whether certain changes are for better or worse. Are certain textures (the brushed metal icons featured in recent events comes to mind) fore-bearers of coming hardware material and design? Is Lion more or less visually friendly- too cluttered, more sleek? Too dark, too light? Too much change or not enough change? What are you hoping for and what would you improve? I'll post my thoughts on what's actually there once it's released (hopefully) on Tuesday/Thursday. What are your thoughts?