Why's it so hard to believe that the people on this board who say they don't like the design, simply don't like the design? Why does it have to be jealousy? I live in a metro chock-full of large-scale entertainment venues. Whether KC gets a sparkling new arena or not doesn't make a bit of difference to me at all. Yet, I dislike the design. End of story. To me, it looks like Tupperware. To others it looks like a tire. These are valid aesthetic opinions.
When people posted news of other large-scale projects in other cities, the reaction has typically been favorable. Someone posted renderings of Philadelphia's new Comcast Center because it bares a resemblance to FNC. We all oohed and ahhed over it. Zephyr posted renderings of Denver's new tallest. Again, we oohed and ahhed.
It's not the location we don't like. It's the design, which should be concievable to you, KCPowercat, because, as you said, there are KC people who don't like the design, either. Why can they hate it and we can't?