😡 It frustrates me so much when a discussion of usability is happening and people provide a counter argument including words like “modern”, “fresh”, and the phase “the previous version now looks old and busted”. THESE ARE NOT USABILITY TERMS.

Yes, aesthetics and a person’s emotional attachment do have a connection to usability, but it’s a small part of a greater picture. These terms are a straw man, and do not address the true issues at hand.