The pendulum of whose branding matters most has swung several times over the years:
Following the pattern, I suspect it will return at some point, should enough clients request its reinstatement.
Hi Richard, it sounds like you're one of those people who cares about the look, feel, consistency and control of the user experience. If so, take a look at WFPro Navigation, a package that was developed with the intent of creating a controlled user interface and a framework for connecting solutions in the instance. Here's a glimpse of how I use it across a couple of instances I use daily. --Narayan