Quote Originally Posted by rewboss View Post
Well, from a design point of view, "simply because they're pretty" is one of the worst justifications for anything.
But from a marketing point of view, pretty sells. That's why the Chrysler 3000 was a hit, and the Edsel was a flop. That's why Princess Diana got her picture on more magazine covers than Princess Anne.

I would never send a fancy-schmancy email to someone I didn't know, nor for business purposes. To be honest, I rarely tart up my emails at all anymore; too time-consuming and, as you mentioned, if the other person doesn't have the proper fonts installed, he'll miss half of my message. I actually miss the days when snail-mail was the preferred method of communicating... I loved using different colored stationery, gel pens with sparkly ink, etc.