Even those of us who thrive on change are still somewhat reluctant to have it. Beautiful has been an Android staple for quite some time and I'm sure that there are virtues to the update. Abandoning currently available themes, to me, is a real shame since most of the appeal of Android is customization.
@Lunatic59 - Its funny you use that particular example. The Starbucks nearest my office relocated to a location that is just not convenient, but the building that it was in is now a pet grooming business. What are the chances?!?!