Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
― Leonardo da Vinci
Simplify life, product, and relationships. Easier said than done. Most of us live in a zigsaw, complex social dynamics. The same goes for developing a new product. We hope appreciation and accomplishments will come from doing things differently. We end up building a puzzle and, the press glorifies it as a masterpiece. When the real user gets to use it, it confuses them more. As a result, users avoid using the product or start looking for an alternative.
Simple things scale, AB; kept reminding us in the early days of product development at Minio.
Our urge to do things differently has ended up building a Frankenstein.