Completely agree with the OP. Google is moving to a function after form, style uber alles interface. The new Calendar app is a prime example, with less useful information, but lots of space wasted for meaningless graphics. The thing is, Google sometimes gets it. Using different primary colors for different apps helps distinguish what you're looking at quickly (except they use the same color for gmail and Google+, which is stupid). But in most other respects Lollipop is a step backward in usability.