Hating on things is fun. Particularly online, where we tend to grade things not by the ways in which they succeed, but by the degrees in which they fail to meet our expectations. A new phone doesn’t offer enough features; a watch isn’t a replacement for your cell phone; a movie doesn’t deliver to the same degree that its predecessor did. It’s an easy shorthand that gives us all a common frame of reference and a fight in which to take up arms, but perhaps most importantly — and here’s the dirty not-so-secret — it’s safe.
What can be hard is looking past that cynicism and admit to actually liking things. Especially the imperfect ones — the ones that require us to look past their deficiencies and glaring weaknesses to see the benefit…
Source:: The Verge