Re: How important is eyecandy to you?
It depends. If it's eyecandy that makes interfaces look weird (like an alien console out of a sci-fi movie), buttons unlabled and moved around, I'm totally against it.
If it makes things less snappy, I greatly dislike that.
Like the animations in clearlooks (if you are in dapper and enable it on).
I don't mind the bar animation (i.e. volume bar), the animation I dislike is the fade in and out of checks in the checkbox.
I click it twice thinking my first click missed. Anything like this, fades, delays, that make things seem slower, boo.
As for stuff that looks cool, I guess it's neat to have but if it visibily lowers performance (or eats a lot of juice on a laptop let's say), I may prefer to do without it.
As for the other stuff, if it aids usuability I'd be interested. If someone can mention what aids usuability...
For some of the eyecandy I like, I guess it would be transparency. It may sort of benefit usuability, perhaps having tvtime transparent while I surf... Currently I move the little "tv box" around if it covers a link or "x" button =)
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