Sounds like an interesting concept, I really have to admit I occassionally give a good look to other OSes' user interfaces too, sometimes even like them more. This seems to be an effort to help adjust that.
I personally don't mind seeing things improve, the UI is the part you see the most in Android so I could go with some cleaning-up anytime. I think we all remember how big of a change 4.4 was when it came out.
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