After all the comments, I think we've come to an impasse. Basically, my side of the argument says the visual innovation does not justify the content, while the other side says the visual innovation does. I guess this basically comes down to a moral issue for me, which is a whole 'nother argument for a whole 'nother day, but today is another day, so if anyone has any thoughts on this, let her rip, though I insist, as before, don't rip me, rip the issue.
Of course, I realize having an opinion does not make me correct, but it does mean I think I am.
Thanks again for the comments. You guys rock harder than I ever knew.