I cant agree its ugly. I for the most part like it. Its different and there are some areas that need work but the character creator looks fantastic, the character sheets all look very nice, the pop up windows are great.
Personally speaking, I find the popups to be a bit too large and intrusive and the colours overall a bit, simple, I do think it could do with some work. Yeah, my initial words weren't well chosen, I'd welcome an updated UI but I do think some changes would be welcomed.
The rotating of ships and characters as well as the login are both nice, something that would be another nice addition would be the ability to change it's colour.