If you are an apartment renter, chances are you didn't get to choose whether or not you'd keep your kitchenwares on display or hidden behind closed doors. You get what you get and try to make the best of it, right?
I'm in such a situation right now, and if my open shelving looked like it does in the picture above, I'd have no problem with it. Unfortunately, it's more of a knotty pine on white plastic brackets-type of thing. To make matters worse, I live in a furnished rental (including kitchenwares) so the items on display are an assortment of frying pans, Pyrex dishes, and a blender. It's pretty sad.
So, personally, right now I'm yearning for a kitchen full of glossy cabinets to conceal all of this junk!
If you could choose to keep everything from your grandmother's china to your blender on display, would you? Or, like me, would you rather nobody else but you know how many cracked mugs you have?