To be honest IOS7 looks less appealing than IOS6 but I guess we’ll get used to it. It makes the iPad look fresher, which is probably the reason for the new look. The iPhone looks odd with it currently. The changes to how search works and the other little tweaks are not that major.
As usual though, some people (me included) had the joy of a failed update, restore, reinstall cycle but whilst it burnt daylight, it didn’t actually lose any data or anything.
So patience all you grumblers, let’s give it a few days before we throw the phones away to buy android ones. They all look alike now anyway.