Well, I am the other half.
I love design solutions that reveal the true nature of materials and highlight how things are built. Decoration is bad. CMU and slump blocks are good. (Cast concrete and rammed earth are better, but so expensive!).
I currently live in a stick and stucco two story home built in 1998. The aesthetics suck, but suck much less than many other homes. The layout is great and the interior is surprisingly devoid of adornment. Still I long for something more honest...
I love the desert here, the mountains. I love Sunnyslope. I love Sunnyslope in an irrational way - I know it is not the best neighborhood in terms of schools, crime or property values but I want it so bad anyhow.