I don't care for Chinese, because there even the most empty words, like ah!, are graphically complex.
I agree. I've always thought the so-called "empty words" should be much more simplified or just write it with Zhuyin, so:
啊 > ㄚ
呢 > ㄋ
吧 > ㄅ
嗎 > ㄇ
And even though the three "de's" each have a purpose, I don't believe they are truly necessary and should be all simplified to ㄉ, many young people already do so when typing online.
(But then, for someone raised on Chinese, the Latin alphabet looks like Morse code, and must seem an atrocious script.)
Prior to me learning English, I was first exposed to the cursive form and it looked to me just like bunch of incomprehensible loops together. I don't recall my impression of print form though. This was when I was about 7 or 8
And why do people typesetting Japanese and Chinese use such ugly fonts, with those stupid triangular serifs at the end of each stroke, when there are so many absolutely gorgeous Chinese fonts out there?
I personally don't find the Song / Ming font to be ugly per se, it's just frequently used in the wrong places. The Song / Ming font is just like Times or Times New Roman and is supposed to be used only in print such as books. The Hei font is the equivalent of Arial and should be used for the web and labels and signs.