This is a thoughtful article, the first one I have read since somebody somehow sparked a non-sensical debate going on in recent months. The author says eloquently what I’ve been thinking, my favourite excerpt is this:
Essentially, every user interface on Earth is ornamentally referencing and representing other unrelated materials, interfaces and elements. The only questions are: what’s it representing, and by how much?
Read up the whole article here: Why Apple’s Interfaces Will Be Skeuomorphic Forever, And Why Yours Will Be Too