There's industrial design and mechanical design.
What some people see as aesthetic choice, I see as improvement in the quality of the product (apple vs mac?) but that is neither here nor there.
At the end of the day, these two questions remain:
1) Do you have a desire to express yourself through your kitchen?
2) Does the current market's options (stainless, black, white) express 'you'?
Is everyone a 'stainless' person? Do you feel that the kitchen is a way of expressing your style? The feedback makes me wonder...
Kitchen Design Survey