I find myself caring about clarity more now as time goes on. I still generally do not use clarifiers in my homebrew, and unless it is entrained yeast, the haze has no flavor and flavor is what really counts to me. But when I am presented with a crystal clear beer, there is just something very special about the sparkle and beauty of being able to see the bubbles rising through it. Crystal clear beer is a beautiful thing and it deserves to be celebrated. So I am beginning to think that yes, clarity is important, even if only for aesthetic reasons and not flavor. There is indeed more to beer than just taste. Is clarity overrated? Maybe, probably. But on both primal and sophisticated levels, looks are still important.