For future reference: a concise explanation of the evils of preferences in applications. It seems like it’s only been recently that I’ve been exposed to the idea that more options are not necessarily a good thing in applications. Generally I like to tweak my applications, so preferences are something I like, or at least put up with. Then I think about the fact that even though I know exactly how to configure Microsoft Word so that it doesn’t screw things up when I try to write, I hate going in and doing it, and it all makes sense.