Don't diss Nuke's UI based on its looks. Fusion, especially
version 16, doesn't hold even a tiny candle to Nuke's ability to shape its UI to your workflow. And the Foundry has been very busy taking that a lot further still in the recent versions of Nuke. Look at the following video (starting at 2 minutes in) to see what I mean:
In terms of reducing clicks, now that's impressive. It actually does
Not to mention the improvements in responsiveness in version 12...
Fusion 16 is the first version of Fusion that - in terms of UI
- I cannot work faster with than Nuke.
Is it pretty though? That's subjective, and in my case relative to workflow principles. There's beauty in mechanics. Needless to say I'm not a particularly huge fan myself at the moment, but I remain hopeful for the future.
Let's just say that it's good that Fusion's core is as excellent as it ever was - seeing some great progress in that same version 16 - with a community to match.