I posted this. Feedback wanted!
I think it is a nice post but there’s probably a lot of snags because
It is written in a hurry (on the commuter train on my way home). FWIW, that might be a good thing, because when I am not in a hurry I don’t finish anything really interesting for my blog.
Not a native speaker and my everyday English is more broken than my technical English so the examples could probably be written better :)
As a native English speaker the article read fine.
When I got to the end of it I had a “so what?” moment which is why I didn’t up vote the article - some examples of trade off’s between the UX options would have been useful. I’m looking forward to your practical advice.
Thanks, I realize I forgot to add an explicit conclusion at the end: perfect UX is impossible because what is perfect UX for one user (vim, Mac) is painful for another user.
Will try to follow-up with a new post, I do have some ideas (on top of my head, the fight against configurability has gone too far.)
Edit: reread it, it fizzles out. Working to add the conclusion that I think I can justify.
Edit2: I’ve now added some kind of conclusion: “I could add more examples here, but I promised to myself to be short, and also at this point I think I have proven my headline: Creating the perfect UX is impossible because the perfect UX is different between user groups and even between users.”
Edit3: coming back to it now I see more issues. Maybe I should’ve edited it a bit more before I submitted it, but based on experience perfectionism seems like a much bigger threat.