It’s pretty cool the first time we see all of the icons fly in. But do we really need to sit through that every time we unlock the phone or leave an app? The show-home-screen animation is simply too long, and for such an extremely common task, it adds up.
Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper, knows what he’s talking about. The animations in iOS 7 feel artificially dragged out and flashy. What do you think?