Yeah, it's not like we need to use the website to manage our product licenses and access our relevant downloads and other crucial product information, eh?
So why not
have the "packs" page deliver less information than before but do it in a big splashy hip way. Why would I want to access my Live 7 packs at all on the packs page ?. Let's just get rid of that function eh! Because I'd rather look at a stylish big cropped thumbnail grid, rather than actual boring information for my products. I dont need legacy pack access, that's just OLD.
Be cooool. Gimme that sand, plaster, yellow, grey, another grey, another slightly different grey, yellow, purple, turquoise, pink, green and Win95 blue to really reinforce the brand identity as stable and trustworthy. And yes, I want all important buttons looking exactly like the things which aren't buttons, or just all different from each other. What people want from a product site holding account and credit card details is confusing interface elements and instant crash-ability on a range of browsers.
And really - everyone uses Google now anyway, so why should the site provide information findable, logically. Google is how most people are finding the pages now! That's just modern.
So, what's not to like about this design? It's coool! Web designers have said so. The only people who don't like it are the stupid users. Thats why the forum was hidden, because the users are wrong with their opinions about the functions and information they need, and the hip designers are right. Just check out what they said on the minimal web twitter "#mnml it's great, see you at #webdevconf 2013 for som back slapping! ".
Proof indeed that the site achieves its stated purpose.
Information is overrated, lets have style! What's that phrase " function shold follow form" ? Is it?
No it isn't.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Form_follows_function