Seriously, I don't understand why there is so much contentiousness in this thread.
If you paid me $1,000 for each pro-clown-puke argument I could come up with, the best thing I would be able to come up with would be:
"Well, it doesn't actually hurt the game and yes, people got carried away with the LEDs, and the games look like crap, but it's their property so leave them alone, it's unfriendly to criticize people."
That's about it. That's not an aesthetic argument, it's a social argument.
What other argument can you make in favor of clown puke?
Take that Hook pin for example. To plug several super bright red bulbs behind a character who is wearing a red coat so that the character glows completely red from head to toe is ABSURD.
Are you going to pretend that there was some sort of high-minded artistic philosophy or deep emotion behind it?
Here's the philosophy:
"Put a red bulb behind a red character to make it "pop" even if the bulb color bleeds all over the artwork and washes everything out. More light and color is always better."
How can you be mad at someone for daring to dislike this senseless and tacky distortion of the game's artwork?