Not sure about the layout subjectivity part, but looks are definitely subjective.drawtippy wrote:I think layout and looks are VERY different.
Layout isn't subjective, it's either well laid out or not.
Looks are very subjective. I think the 800DV is super ugly but I love that retro look. I also think the XTK is super ugly but I hate that "Extreme Synth" color and type font. Both synths however, sound fantastic!
I sort of like the layout of the Radias. Very intuitive. But I don't like the yellow lights.
I like the look of the Virus C, but not sure I love everything about the layout. It took me a second to figure out the filter workflow as well as the LFO/modulation matrix. Not necessarily the most intuitive, but it only needs a minor tweek or extra lines to make it clear what affects what. On the other hand, it's also fine the way it is since I was able to figure it out in one sitting. Scratch that.