…While I think there are few legitimate similarities, this comparison comes up as often as it does because the two designs share one prominent attribute: the gratuitous, inappropriate use of translucency to the detriment of usability.”
What I wrote when the transparent menu bar was announced last June:
And my opinion regarding the Dock’s pseudo-3D look and reflection effect was:
So, dear reader, please remind me to “normalize” the Dock when I get my copy of Leopard next week by typing:
% defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -boolean YES
% killall Dock
At the Terminal prompt.
(Thanks as always to John Gruber.)