Originally Posted by Brian Green
I'd never take advice from someone who has a gray screen by choice. You certainly aren't the rule, you're the exception. The iOS has one or two people buying Apple products because it's colorful. You must really hate that. I do have an iPhone and I won't give it up. It has far more color on the puny screen than I've seen in Lion so far.
As for your Windows comment, you're clearly mistaken, I've been with Mac since System 7. I've never owned a Windows PC, and the only ones I have interacted with have been at work where I was forced to use them. Of course I think you just enjoy being hostile toward people who don't see things your way. Good luck inspiring people with that.
Well considering that I'm an Art Director/Designer and consultant for many packaging firms, and that I have come into contact with 100's (1000's?) of Mac users since 1984, your assessment that I can't inspire people is wrong... since I/we indeed "insist" on 100-128rgb backgrounds. I will grant you, it is an industry specific preference.
Please see by my above post, that I am willing to meet you and the average user half-way, or your way even, if Apple or a 3rd party software gives us (hopefully) that choice.
My apologies that we designer-types are confronted with tastes and trends daily, and are paid well to influence people with our personal design sense and taste, to buy our clients products. The average person does not know why they can "perceive" what is expensive, what makes an item a "luxury item", or a why a simple curve, color, material... can influence their perception of an image or brand.
Apple is probably the only big company in the tech sector that truly understands this, thanks to Jonny Ive, the graphic design dept. at Apple... and of course to SJ for pushing for a "complete image concept".
I sell this advice daily, and if I come across as hostile, it's because I often (probably today even), will be confronted with people just not getting "it", and I'll be "flummoxed" trying to justify what they did to our concept on their own... and then fight even harder to get them back on track.
Again my apologies for "putting a face" to your argument, that was sadly that of one of my more difficult clients. What I posted here... is what I would have liked to have said to him personally! Naturally I didn't.. and I'm venting here.
On a positive note: a HUGE Thank You for being my virtual punching bag