Joseph Walla writing for The Next Web,
I remember meeting with Garry Tan, who is an incredible designer. He mentioned that he hasn’t seen a strong correlation between good design and success of startup companies. So, if you have to choose, pick great user experience, then add great design later.
Conversely, focusing on pixel perfection in the early days may even prevent you from getting the revenue you need.
There are times I find myself over-designing or over-engineering a feature. It's a good reminder to focus on the core experience, rather than wish a magical fairy of beautiful and delightful design will bestow upon us the killer interface. User experience trumps.