Even in games, they paid attention to those tallying hours of play and graphics, forgetting that the primary purpose was to make a game. Now we have narrative based story books with pretty pictures and little replayability. Indy and small devs have a small bit of good games but most are duplication and rehashing of older games and mechanics.
So far as other software, I still find more utility in win 3.1 apps outside of AV applications. Breaking, obfuscating/dividing function and generating bloat seems to be the order of the day otherwise.