Well, first of all, thank you for the criticism in this months SOTM Contest. You don't get much of it really and it's good to see that some try to evaluate your work openly.
I must admit I'm a minimalist. I really hate to add things to my work just to make it look more flashy or stylish. Basically it's the idea that matters, along with the execution and the final presentation. It's way too easy to make something with futuristic and extraordinary design, with lot's of glow lines or tinkling lights. We get to see that in 99% of the works.