There is a popular saying: Give a good idea to the wrong team and they screw it up. Give a mediocre idea to a good team and they will either fix it or come up with something better. There is truth in this. If you get the team right, you have won more than half the battle.
…pare apples to oranges but to illustrate the increasing adoption of user-centric methods in design. When the design team understands what the user seeks to accomplish, they can clear the clutter. The vast majority of users needs can be served by merely a few features, interactions, and inputs. In a simple design there is nothing redundant or excessive that could confuse or mislead the user.