I haven't been a steady follower of Jeffrey Zeldman over the years because I find most of the thinking behind web design and design in general to be uninteresting. That said when he's talking about something relevant to me more often than not that thing is leaving the park and denting an unlucky hood in the parking lot. He did it again this time:
I could solve the problem myself in a second, with the click of a checkbox, if only Apple weren’t committed to chasing a future where nobody needs to know anything about how their computer works—and, as a result, some of us have no clue what to do when the computer doesn’t work quite right.
I also despise things that hide their storage hierarchy from me in an attention to simplify my user experience. Despise is probably too shallow a term for the amount of wrath that it evokes in me when I cannot put something in a place and later come back to find it in that place. I don't like flipping through a bunch of screens or advanced searching for things when I know damn well where I put them. The abolition of user accessible absolute locations in software is one of the things I find myself too often trying to hack around. I should not be hacking around this. Really. I should not be attempting to navigate soup in the name of user experience.