Let's create supercomputers for our pockets and use them to display... DOS graphics.
I have to agree with this post. I mean things are getting faster. i can see some pre-rendering to lighten the load(save battery), but things are so fast that transparency and whatnot are idle work for the cpu/gpu now.
Like it or not, here comes the future.
In a bit of hind sight, Toms uses a rather "flat" look(for some parts of the site) and it works out quite well.