Why do people hate cool?

∞Inside Apple's Major Shakeup

"Design lovers hated the paper "shredder" that Apple introduced with its Passbook product. Ive, a fan of minimalism, must have hated it too. Watch for Apple to kill it."

∞Will Apple’s Tacky Software-Design Philosophy Cause A Revolt?

"iCal’s leather-stitching was literally based on a texture in his Gulfstream jet," says the former senior UI designer. "There was lots of internal email among UI designers at Apple saying this was just embarrassing, just terrible."

I am all for simplicity and the "less is more" mindset, but why is quirky, detailed software suddenly tacky and gross.
Why is color and texture bad? Since when do people hate "cool"?
David Silverman