Re: I learned a new word today, skeumorphism
Possibly an old vs. young thing. I'm not a huge fan of the specific iOS 7 graphics, but in general I can't stand skeumorphism, as it usually detracts from functionality. A book looks the way it does because it's on paper, is bound, has a physical cover that is a different material, etc. Mimicking that with pixels has never made sense to me. I don't need to see fake leather to know I'm looking at a book, or what have you.
But ultimately, yeah, I'm sure it's a personal preference kind of thing.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.