- The standard out-of-the-box formatting is ugly
- Although there are many frameworks to chose from, none of them usually really work for my particular presentation problem
- I have seen them too many times in presentations where designers simply dump in a smart art graphic to replace a bullet point chart (the result is still a bullet point chart that looks a bit different)
Well, I said before: your PowerPoint is really good PowerPoint if your audience cannot tell it is PowerPoint...
More about smart art on the Microsoft site, or over at the PowerPoint Ninja blog.