I admire your indignation here, but one goal of design is marketing. If your site looks “modern” and “clean” it actually does make some markets feel like they should be using it. And then there are investors and other audiences who don’t have to use the microwave (in your analogy) everyday but do want to make sure the microwave manufacturer looks uptodate and hurray.

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