User2288 My extent of using OsmAnd was probably half an hour. When I first installed it I fiddled around with it for half an hour to figure things out. I'm a technical person and not easily put off by complicated things, but rather quickly I felt overwhelmed with all the settings
I agree that OsmAnd has a lot of configurability. It can be challenging to learn it all.
Just playing around, the map layer also felt rather heavy and sluggish. The color scheme of the map also put me off as things didn't "look" as clear to me.
I have not encountered "sluggish" personally . The map appearance is very configurable - there are "themes" you can select. I have, like you, not always liked their default choices for readability, or even their map "themes" without tweaking.
I think OSmAnd would do better to next hire and listen to a good UI/UX person rather than a coder.
This may be a "google" syndrome that we have all developed, if it looks different you are thrown off by "feel".
Anyway I left it to explore later and haven't opened the app since. I'm saying this to say that I may not be a good judge of OsmAnd at all because I really haven't used it enough. I also wanted to point out how easily "feel" and what we are used to can throws us off and have us not use something.
Google reportedly does a lot of usability A/B testing. OsmAnd, Im certain hasn't even come close to that, and as installed is challenging. If one spends the time it can be customized quite nicely IMO.