Dan , yes you are entitled to your opinion. I think you let the mask slip Calling it outdated trendy crap. Your always going to have a negative view on this style. Its far from a mess, I think it's quite pleasing on the eye but like as you said we all have our opinions.
my wife and myself went to high school together,we dated for a little while back then(1976/77),we were the same age and same grade,
we graduated and didn't see each other for 28 years,we both ended up single(we both went through a marriage/divorce) and a mutual friend that knew I was always hot for her mentioned he saw her at a party,anyway,fast forward to 2005,we got together and got married.
the reason for this post though is this,tomorrow night(10/20) we are going to our 41st HS reunion.(we didn't have a 40th) we graduated in 77
should be a kick.
us then and now