When I compose a document—any document, in almost any application—I can choose a font size in increments. But Google has decided what sizes are appropriate for me. It's like the Starbuck's approach to fonts: Short, Tall, Grande, Venti.

In my opinion, "small" is too small, and so is "normal." Plus the term "normal" makes me feel shame for my old eyeballs. "Large" is too big, and "Huge" is just completely ridiculous.

Why can't Google be "normal" and give us more choices?

​wtfUX ​Google!?

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Much more important than the subject of this article is the new trend of turning form boxes into a horizontal line - with no box around it. This is idiocy at its worst, and yet another example of 'UX' designers who haven't got a clue what they are doing, changing things for change's sake. Or rather, in order to justify their jobs...

In my opinion, composing an email takes a long time if we're given a lot of style options. With too many options, it might take a long time to choose between fonts 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 , 15, 16. It's better if we are given limited option to style our emails since the main focus of creating an email is sending information. Not designing the information. Content heirarchy using a limited number of fonts helps us with our structure.

Probably a slider but then thinking about those users for whom sliders are too slippery.. this was probably the best bet to pick from...Normal compares to several paragraph sized fonts across the web, so like Joe says, they have far more pressing design issues to think about.

Really...I think Google has more on its plate than worrying about your fonts-size issues...WTF indeed...

While I agree that the font size options are restrictive, I feel for those you want to bombard with large text.If your eyes have a hard time reading what you are writing, use your browser's zoom option; designed for YOUR comfort. Then the reciever of your mail (their experience counts too, right?) can choose what size they want to read it at. Just say no to arbitrary text sizing!