We cannot have easily alternate skins, too much work
About colour choices, it helps because also leds are involved. Before there was simply too much red, the picture was not balanced, and it was difficult to spot which band was doing what. Pre, eq, filters... Same colors for everything.
It was really hard to understand at a first glance.
The picture was seriously unbalanced since there was only black, white and red. It has a monochromatic effect, very claustrophobic, with a very high contrast.
If you spend hours on it you need something more relaxing
Last but not least, our preview renders are just preview created by the render engine, as usually.
In general we tune labels a bit after, for example decreasing shadows and increasing the white of labels, duplicating them. This is routine for us, it should not even be mentioned
About ik multimedia, it is really a bad example.
All knobs have the same reflection and imho they are a photo. The knob is not even modeled. The background is flat. Difficult to read. A mess. I never comment other products but imho this one is the example of a product I seriously dislike. No pun intended, they are a great company
And now a serious though. All our skins in my personal opinion are an artwork. I don't pretend you understand me. I realize sometimes we are too much forward thinking, and we cannot please everybody.
We create them, and very often we are not looking for a consensus. They are following invisible rules, and you need to decipher our message. There are not things where I didn't spend enough time till the message was correct.
Take everything like a whole.
Last note, you are not forced to install all updates.