design school grads should never be allowed to design. they should all be forced to clean toilets at Nascar Races.
i love futura. i use it all the time. it's a great beautiful 'industrial looking' typeface that has become a deep part of my design vocabulary.
as for design observer and my little battle over there, well, it is indicatative of the way all of us have been treated by the mainstream "design culture" over the years. i still resist their efforts to condescend toward me (i've had a lifetime of it and it still rises my bile). so, i tell the bigshots to shove it all the time.
perhaps you guys would rather be a part of all that world? hey, you're welcome to it. too many no-talent hustlers live over there. at least on this side of the fence you have to have some chops before you are allowed to play.
beyond that, i don't care any more. it's ancient history.