It really is an exploration of what's important or not on the modern web -- where's the line between *beautiful* and *purely functional*? My impression is that it's different for everyone, different if you're reading vs. writing, etc.
So I think giving people a choice goes a long way, especially when they can choose along the full spectrum -- from text-only-simplicity to elaborate-design-complexity.
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