It's less ugly than the original xbox.
The really ugly consoles often don't (didn't - design has improved) work properly either, like that toilet lookalike Atari Jaguar CD, worst games console ever. The big ugly hole at the back is the cartridge slot, facing up with no dust cover, if a bit of dust gets in the games don't work. The pads were even more painful to look at & use. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jaguarcd.jpg