How is the conclusion in this article not “Jesus Christ redhat, stop chasing shiny and instead get your shit together”?
the worst instance of fugly cartoon-sci-fi user interface I’ve seen since, I’d say, the Commodore Amiga days
No it’s not, just google “sonique music player”, it’s worse than Trillian and iTunes put together.
As a general rule: Never trust a UI that looks like candy.
That is UIs that go out of their way to try to be eye candy, because most likely they’re compensating for something else.
It’s a sad day when you can’t avoid them.