When I saw Big Sur’s UI during the keynote, I have to admit that I was more than a little skeptical.
“This is iOS 7 for the Mac!” I thought.
I couldn’t get over seeing the Finder icon in the dock with rounded corners.
But I had a chance to play with it some tonight, and… I like it. I really like it. Sure there are some rough edges and some issues, but overall, it seems much more “alive” and colorful, and (as others have said) had the effect of making Catalina’s UI immediately look “old”.
I dunno. I mean, I’m kind of disappointed in myself. After all, I have a reputation to uphold as someone who hates everything, but… I’m definitely putting Big Sur on its own partition as soon as the public beta is available so I can start using it on a regular basis ASAP.
I even really like the new default wallpaper.
I think it’s kind of exciting to have the Mac getting more new life and attention.