Prominence of icons
It’s interesting to note that the Mac App Store makes an app’s icon more prominent than ever before.
That’s because the app store is full of lists - lists of apps.
There are lists for top paid, top free, and top grossing. You also have lists such as “Stack Picks” and “New and noteworthy”. These lists are also separately available for each category in the App Store. Currently there are about 21 categories. That’s not all. Every time you search, you get a list of apps.
And these lists are dominated by icons.