With only one snapshot of the UI to look at it already looks great. I was always a bit put off by how shiney and 'effect' based all the buttons, bars, mouse-over effects were and I just love the return to the flat style.
Also one of the primary barriers to me playing the klingon faction was the red UI giving me a headache after playing for 30mins. I can finally dive into those great looking raptors.
I am very much looking forward to seeing the rest of the interface but GJ so far and thankyou for developing something that is often overlooked.
Totally agree, it is probably the part the teaser that has excited me the most. I really like the subtle difference between them as well - Federation is rounded, Klingon is hard edges, Romulan is.. zig-zaggy.
Overall though, the new UI just 'feels' nicer/smoother. Big props.