Originally Posted by sohguanh
If there are more objective end users like you, we developers will heave a sigh of relief. Unfortunately, most end users judge based on what they see and what they touch. Technicalities design issues are at lowest priority for them. It is this precise end users weakness Apple saw and they exploit it heavily to reap great profits. I believe Google is catching up and start to value the visual candies that end users place upon as topmost priority.
Please be aware that there are users who are more interested in how functional the app is than in the "pretty" factor. I'd rather use something visually blah that does what I need it to well and dependably than eye candy that's crashy or inadequate at functioning.