I, too, am not fond of the overly minimilast interface. I can understand simplifying some things for greater efficiency---and my iPhone and iPad do seem to work better and faster---but the interface bugs me whenever I look at it because I find it unattractive and amateurish looking. The rearranging of some things has also bugged me. A simple example is the bookmark button on Safari---I was so used to it being on the left (where it still is on my iMac (running Mountain Lion) that I keep missing it now that it's on the right in iOs7.
Yeah, I also wonder if something has gone missing with the passing of Steve Jobs.