I have had that problem too, something like Synth-1 with a sexy GUI would probably have taken over the world long ago.survei wrote:One time, I had way too many kick drum samples in one folder. I wanted to pick out the best ones and get rid of the rest. In order for me to avoid me liking a sample for any reason other than sound, I changed the sort order and went through them with my eyes closed. If a sound popped out to me, I dragged it into the "exceptional" folder. Another thing I've noticed is that I tend to like plugins with nicer GUIs. I definitely don't deny that I'm influenced by more than sound.
I am in the unique position of using many of gols synths before he has done the UI (in alpha he usually throws a bunch of standard controls on a blank background) and they almost always sound better once the GUI is added