It's the internet, you're going to get many different types of people here. I'm a designer, so I *better* care about the looks of things.
Though, I do have to agree, I'm surprised as many people care enough as we've seen on this thread. It's fairly evident that most people really don't care that much about looks/design. Especially considering the amount of athletic shoes/gym shorts/sweatpants out there.
But that's a rant for another time. :)