Should we let a little skeumorphism back into our lives?

There has been so much discussion over flat vs. skeumorphic design and I enjoy the look of both designs with different applications, but I don’t feel that one approach should be the end all be all for anything. I love the clean, sleek lines in flat design, but find myself getting lost in flat UIs on occasion, I lose my place and have nothing to really rest on, but it is so aesthetically pleasing. With skeumorphic design

I love the realistic look, I think it’s beautiful, but at times can look a little cheesy or outdated. I also think that the skeumorphism becomes a visual overload and a hindrance sometimes. If you have an iPhone or iPod just go back and look at the old iOS…I think you will be surprised at how much it bothers you, even if you were against the flatter iOS 7 ;).

I strongly feel that as designers we should strive to come up with new, fresh designs that really merge both approaches, going all flat may not be the best approach everywhere and all skeumorphic may not be either, but if we can marry these two styles I feel that we could produce some amazing, enjoyable UIs and styles.