well for the icons.. like i told you.. they are in order.. it's not at all messy to me.. with -funky- i mean as in functional.. the order of the icons.. if you look at them.. is very very functional to me.. notice how big the pic is.. i don't need to have programs i run maximized coz i run high-res.. they fitt on 1/4th of the screen..
simplicity?.. sure.. it's nice.. but i don't agree on simplicity being the best thing in life.. i think balance is.. let's say you allways make that kind of simple design.. all your life.. then how do you know?.. if you could've come up with something so much better?.. something new and original?.. if you only had tried to do it?.. you'll never know that way .. but i guess you don't care bout growing in mind.. and i guess you don't care to learn new things that much.. coz you just wanna keep things simple right? :p..
i was one of the many ppl who started to do the kind of design you have on your desktop when the style was new.. so believe me i've been there.. now.. i reaaally just like to make things as original as possible.. try to make new things and diferent every time.. coz it gives me new ideas.. i learn alot from it.. if i keep making sites that look like the apollo site all my life.. i'll never know how to make anything else.. right?.. so simplicity my ass :p.. it's as relative as the sky is blue.. it's like saying that simplicity is freedom.. how wack is that.. i've seen ppl say that.. i'm not saying you do.. but i've talked to alot of ppl bout this subject.. and i must say.. keeping things simple.. i mean.. all the time.. in any part of your life.. is like chaining yourself to the wall you know/like best.. never changing that.. is SO incredibly chicken in my eyes.. never having any balls to do something new.. is simple.. sure.. but allways wanting things simple is creating a cage by yourself.. for yourself :p..