I have to say that I agree, unfortunately. I was okay with the idea of a flat redesign (and I like the look of Windows Phone) but it just doesn't work as well on the iPhone. The highly textured look and rich details of Forstall's iOS looked better, imo. The "old" iOS had problems, mind you, and many of Ive's additions are very welcome, but I'm unfortunately not a fan of the flatness.
That's why websites such as Facebook, Twitter, etc implement their design changes very very slowly and as alternatives at the very beginning. People eventually get used to the change. However, this iOS7... this is a different issue. LOL.
Through organic evo/growth those "old" problems would have been addressed sooner or later with Forstall too.