The impassioned responses to the flat UI changes in iOS and Mac OS reflect the long held paradigm that Apple embodies class, simplicity and most prominently elegance. I for one have always cherished these attributes! Honestly though, as time moves on my reliance to the desktop, UI and overall performance of the Operating System has lessened as evolution brings more esoteric capabilities to mainstream. I want the end result more than the journey at this point. I'm attempting to reduce my time in the actual digital framework while enjoying the results, output and solutions more - less tinkering and modifying and more focus on results (i.e. greater quality of life which means less time looking at a device and more time looking at the world through my God-given eyes and enjoying human interaction). This means I want the results faster with less intervention and less concern for the presentation. I think Apple is going to help me with this - because I will only be able to do the work that must be done because hanging around in this flat iconic environment is tedious and lacking inspiration.