I would agree. The best appliances have good CLIs and REST interfaces. Otherwise they are just a mess of crap. Have you ever seen a SAN interface? Or Vmware?
Yes.... NetApp DataOnTap's SSH shell + OnCommand and VMware ESXi SSH console and
If you think THOSE or bad............. then I got a ton of devices with crappy CLIs and GUIs to show you.
*Now VMware is moving in the crappiness direction with their whole deprecation of the