Quote from RowdyArt
I understand where your coming from, but re-texturing all the items like that would ruin the blocky theme Minecraft has used since the beginning that most long time players have hopefully grown to love.
Ask people to imagine all tools and itens without black outline... because now that food has changed, everything must be changed to be consistent. Say goodbye to your beloved blocky theme!
Oh... and even now, a couple months from the gravel texture change, a lot of people still think that they look like crap. But complaining about it has grown old, that's why they are silent about it.
In this case, time doesn't heal the open wound... you just get used to the pain.