A user in The Verge forums has decided to give a new skin to a few Mac OS X apps & features like Calendar, Contacts, Notes, Mission Control, Launchpad, etc. because he doesn’t like their skeuomorphic interface. So he carefully removed all signs of virtual leather, linen, and the like.
Do I appreciate the effort? Sure.
And what about the result? Yawn. Everything gets drowned in an unimaginative sameness. A lot of people who don’t like skeuomorphism in software design seem to think that minimalism is the only acceptable alternative. Whatever your preference, remember that good UI design is not just a matter of looks.