Through organic evo/growth those "old" problems would have been addressed sooner or later with Forstall too. It is the design that is ruining the experience. That bright white with no contrast...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.
Facebook also came to my mind when i saw the reaction to iOS7. Whenever FB releases a new UI people go head over heels crazy and demand the old one back. (They forget that they also hated that one when it was released.)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.
Agreed. Subtle changes could have made a big difference. For example, I was expecting them to bring the slightly flatter Mountain Lion dock to iOS, but I guess that won't happen now. They could also have increased the UI uniformity without making everything so flat and Fisher-Pricey.Through organic evo/growth those "old" problems would have been addressed sooner or later with Forstall too.