During the X1 reveal, the first thing I thought was that I was in the 80s with the look of the console. Now that I have seen many pics, the look of the console is actually growing on me.
Lately within my home I like stuff that does not demand attention. I do not want anything with a bunch of lights, crazy shapes, blinking you name it. I want something that just blends and goes away until I need to use it. It seems that MS design choice for the X1 was 2 fold. First to make it very simple and basic so it’s not demanding you to look at it. Next it needed to be well ventilated so the chance for RROD to happen will be just a bad dream.