There is an alarming trend in the art and design. Not in the artists and craftsmen, but in the clients. The trend is, an insistence on mediocrity. It is often an attempt to make something universally appealing. I honestly don't think that's possible. Both fine art and good design can evoke emotion, often strong emotion. You have to realize though, that they induce both positive emotional responses, and negative ones. Some people like them very much, but others will dislike them. The only way to eliminate this negative response group is to lower or eliminate the emotional impact.