I think we can do much better!
Is it really that the only new thing we come up with and accept is steel hardtail??
(dont get me wrong. i like that Cotic, but its so traditional, that there is nothing to talk about imo)
Those not accepting anything beyond steel (rigid) hardtail should really watch more Richard Dawkins documentaries to learn more about fundamental principles of evolution (evolution of anything really)
Although i agree with general motion that todays bikes r ugly, at the same time there IS good stuff out there.
Here are some examples of modern bikes from RB-hated categories (AM FS bike, Carbon FS bike, 29er) which i think are good and which our retro hearts shouldnt have to be ashamed of.
All the examples show originality, design taste and most of them respect to own heritage.
help me with some more