“No offence intended, I don't get the "amazing" bit, I must be missing something!”
I'm not at all offended. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions! What's inspiring to me might look like dog food to someone else. I do try to explain what I find inspirational about the site in my review (you need to click beyond the blog post to see the review), but even then you might find that you totally disagree with me.
Disagreement is Fine, But Here's a Challenge for You
If the sites that inspire me do nothing for you, what sites do inspire you? Every week at the bottom of my inspiration post and at the bottom of the review of that week's site I ask for your thoughts and opinions. And you are welcome to post comments directly on the blog post itself, too.
But my challenge for you is to spend some time really thinking about what sites inspire you and why. What makes the sites you love and want to emulate so great? And once you've come up with some, submit them to my site. It doesn't matter if the site that inspires you is a table-based layout built in 1996, as long as you can articulate why you find it inspiring.
The next time you look at one of the sites in my web design inspiration series and think “Ugh!” I challenge you to submit a site that does speak to you so that I can highlight that site too.