If you think about it, in order to satisfy user requirements a UI can be designed in one of two ways. Either provide a maximum level of customization so everyone can have more or less what they want or look for the "sweet spot" that satisfies the greatest number of users.
There are risks in each approach. Most users aren't professional designers and their choices are often less than optimal. Furthermore, if you're trying to support a UI, individual customization can be a nightmare. On the other hand, of course, a standardized UI must work well in a wide variety of applications and seem "natural" to a very large set of users. Fail on that score and you fail utterly.
Apple puts a lot of effort into the latter strategy and as sales indicate, they do a very good job. I design UI's for a living. So it's not surprising I'd find a highly customizable UI to be preferable in most cases. But I have no quarrel with those who have other priorities in their lives. And as I indicated I wasn't really interested in designing a custom UI for my iPad. I have other priorities in my life, too.
Last edited by jsh1120; 08-22-2011 at 08:31 AM.
Different strokes I guess here as well.
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