I hope KitKat can match or surpass the IOS7 animations...
Because I just played with my friend's iPhone with IOS7 installed and those animations were shmexy. They aren't for everybody, of course, nothing ever is. But I actually enjoyed just jumping into and out of apps watching the way the screen would change, it's pleasant and pretty refreshing.
That being said I'm sure the Android team has known and has been working on making basic functions more "pretty", because it is very common knowledge that that is a big part of what sells the iPhone, those little things that people don't notice but that makes the experience more enjoyable. And now that Android has truly matured, along with the butter projects, they've most likely been working on working more eye candy into the system right?