There is something in what you say about the spirit of the times, Wraith.
But "unergonomic seats" . . . still are found on 99% of modern bikes.
And . . . "ugly round headlights" ??
~ withdraw that particular comment, sir !!
Form follows Function . . . or if it doesn't, then it's one of those passing fads, where high fashion trumps good engineering (like with ultra-low-profile tires on cars).
As the lighting engineers say . . . if God had meant headlights to be other than round, He would have made the circle a different shape.