I agree with that. Coming from Cyanogenmod on my Captivate, to my new HTC Vivid, I've stuck with the sense launcher because I like having shortcuts on my lockscreen, and the dock bar on the sense launcher determines the lockscreen shortcuts. If I switch to another launcher, I loose that functionality. I will say on my Vivid, I am a little mixed on sense. It's a skin on top of an OS that looks beautiful in its vanilla form! I had vanilla ICS on my captivate for a brief time, it is beautiful on its own. Sense 3.6's goal is to make everyone who doesn't care about software updates feel right at home on ICS. Inotherwords it makes ICS look like gingerbread, and thats not a good thing. And they somehow managed to completly overlook the new "Widgets in the App Drawer", as well as drag and drop widgets all together on sense 3.6.
Of cousre you know when it comes to the flyer I agree with you right? I'm talking phones that I like sense on. The flyer's Sense 1.1 for tablets is a half assed port of sense 3.0. Other than the cool widgets I find it to be pure rubbish. And the ring lockscreen is fine on a phone, but more of hinderence on a tablet, really overall do you really need a lockscreen on a tablet? I'd rather just shut it off, its not like I'm going to be sticking the flyer in my pocket.