This is an eye-opening example of how software can become bloated over time. These images represent around 10 years of Adobe software development. It’s ironic to me that the earlier toolbars appear more user-friendly than the new ones. I suspect the UI & UX gurus at Adobe made a conscious effort to simplify the CS3 toolbar (bottom one) and stop the madness.
Which toolbar would you rather use?
(Image credit – http://dezignus.com)