You may remember it looking something like this:
Now, of course, it is called "Paint", and looks more like this:
It's so unpretentious, has so much character, feels no need to incorporate excess bells and whistles...
...And is so much fun.
This is me having fun with Paint. :)
But just like John Henry (vs. the steam-powered hammer) the appeal of Paint's simplicity, despite it's relative inefficiency, is hard to explain.
(Meet the steam-powered hammer:)
Yes, I recognize that Photoshop is better, and more powerful, and more effecient, and I do like to use it for most projects.......