I read an article about Microsoft Metro because a site linked to it saying a Microsoft designer insults Apples Ugly, Skeuomorphic Apps. I was expecting to have a bit of a laugh at it, but they make a good point. http://mashable.com/2012/03/29/microsoft-metro-is-a-philosophy/#56229Microsoft-Metro--Fast-and-Fluid Skeuomorphic is referring to digital graphics faking real life objects. All those glassy shines that Apple puts on apps, but which most other apps now prefer to avoid (quite rightly I think) are not too bad, but I would prefer them without. What really gets me is the baize, wood, leather and other materials that have appeared in Apple apps over the last couple of years. Game Center being particularly hideous. I quite like the look of Metro on Windows phones, and it seems to work OK, but is a functional disaster on the desktop from what I have heard, far worse than what the iOS elements have done to OS X (I don't mind the iOS bits being there, I do mind them not being optional). Do you think Apple could learn something from Metro's digital honesty?