About Material Design... Well, please no

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So, I've read in the new beta post that the devs are aiming to embrace Material Design rules from now on, and this has already been shown with the switch from Segoe to Roboto, many icons changed from MDL2 Assets to Google (like the new, horrible microphone icon in the search bar) and the rounded corners on many areas, like the dock and the search bar itself. Well, I need to say that this design choice left me really upset, after the dead of Windows Mobile I was struggling to get the same experience on another phone, and this Launcher was the best solution to me, but if they're aiming to be more like Google and less like Microsoft in terms of UI it will be a huge step down, and I'm sure many will agree with me. So, please, consider listening to the community and don't break your own UX language, which is what made us fall in love with your products. Thanks
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As much as I liked windows phone and was a huge fan (own 5 WP/WM devices)... I have liked all the new changes. I think it's a step in the right direction to appeal to a larger user base, not just former WP/WM users.
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@Chef31684 It's not just about WP, they're going against their own formula. You can see how many people are complaining about Roboto as a proof of what I mean. But hey, if you like it, then *shrug*