This is one of the major reasons I use OS X. Software just looks much better on OS X than it does on Windows or Linux. The software coming from indepdent developers in particular is often very stunning.
Design soon becomes function. I write in Byword because it’s a beautiful text editing app that lacks chrome. I don’t want to see buttons and features that I don’t need. Too often in a Microsoft program I accidentally click on something that I don’t want.
If I’m going to spend 8+ hours a day staring at something, I’d at least like it to look good. I want it to be enjoyable.
I don’t think that’s asking too much.