I recently received and email from Scott Jordan, Founder and CEO of SCOTTEVEST, Inc. If you don't know about them, you should check them out and especially their new eVest called the Evolution. What I really like is his first few sentence. It shows that some are turning to more text oriented email and websites than big eye candy emails and websites. Here is how he started his email.
"Instead of the slick graphics based emails, we are sending text emails now. I think that the graphics are great but they get caught in many spam filters and they don't convey the information as well as good old fashioned text. Moreover, I know that a lot of you -like me- read your email on your cell phone/PDA/Blackberry, and it is almost impossible to read the details in graphics. So, here goes"
More and more web designers should pay attention to this perspective. More information less "good old fashioned text". Besides, we would all benefit from faster page loads instead of those littered with useless graphics.