• Tristan HarwardTristan Harward, over 7 years ago

    I'll be one of the possibly few to agree with you. Illustrator is basically a less-buggy, more functional, more mature version of Sketch. It does exactly the same things, with some minor workflow differences, and it does it without crashing, without getting unbearably slow, and without ever reaching a point where you need to do something but can't.

    Fully support this comment. No software is perfect, and Sketch is small and innovative, but it's also a tool for extremely professional work and must be a level of quality and polish to match if it wants to really break into Adobe's market share.

    2 points
    • Luca Candela, over 7 years ago

      My question is WHY so many like to pretend it's not a problem. I've never seen so much rabid, acritical devotion even from Mac fanboys (although the Mac community is definitely primed to host most of those characters in its ranks).

      I genuinely like the guys at Bohemian, I even paid tons of money to Manuel to design an icon set for one of the products I worked on, I'm not a hater by any means. I just wish they had their priorities a little straighter because they had Adobe in a corner and now they are setting themselves up to be killed by Affinity and Adobe Comet.

      6 points
      • Tristan HarwardTristan Harward, over 7 years ago

        Quality is a little more difficult than just getting your priorities in order, but I do agree that they aren't focusing on the right things in the right way.

        I think people really want to believe in an underdog that can make their lives better and give them a better tool—because we're all product designers trying to do the same exact thing. If Sketch's story goes south, what's to stop us from suffering the same fate? It also comes from a lack of understanding of quality and what creates it: people see criticisms of quality as criticisms of the people who built the product, when in fact, quality comes from systems, psychological effects, market demands, external pressures, and so many more complex factors. The psychological effect of "fundamental attribution error" tells us subconsciously to ignore those systemic factors and boil it down to the individual and their abilities instead. And in a community, to criticize an individual comes across as mean spirited, so people get defensive.

        That type of defensiveness is the critical challenge to overcome in order to actually begin to improve with a double-loop learning process.

        That, and it's just good enough to cover the pareto, so 80% of people are happy with 80% of what it offers. Real value, however, lies in the 20%.

        2 points