"God-awful" refers to the size and shape of the box (permanent), not to the final product (still unknown, I'll admit, to most of us).We were doing that all on our own.
They never said what the building would look like.
My point is that it's strange to get over-excited about getting rid of something bad (visually) as if that's the same as adding something good (visually). No, the invisible paint should be the minimum expectation, not some great surprise. If someone breaks my legs, I won't praise him just for buying me crutches!