User Advocate Or Enemy Of Creativity?

[from elegant hack] He whose name must not be spoken (the prolific usability one) defines the boundaries of art and functionality in designing site in VAR Business and the rift between designers and Nielsen seems to widen. According to the author, "Nielsen predicts 10 more years of pain before the Web is made user-friendly." The article observes that people in the creative disciplines are most turned off by Nielsen's rigidity and I believe his inability to allow much innovation in the creative process.