Wed 16-May-12 01:31 AM | edited Wed 16-May-12 01:32 AM by klrbee25
I'm keeping mine too since functionality still trumps minor aesthetics. But sometimes those minor aesthetics are what separates a product or company apart from the rest. Look at Apple and Audi. Apple and their product innovations speak for themselves. By fine-tuning the aesthetics, Apple product owners don't just 'like' their products. They love them. Audi is the industry leader in interiors. One little part of this that embodies the mentality is that they choose buttons for their interiors that all have the same tactile quality. Every single one.
Nikon has much to learn from these guys when it comes to the aesthetics of their products. I'm a big Nikon fan, but this is an area where they need work.