Interesting - I don't mind it at a quick glance. Nice clean lines.
Kellie, I reckon those ones look great, but perhaps double the amount to catch all the run-off. Love the chamfered ends.
I don't think they are necessary. I prefer to have a second sink with a drainer. I'm not sure cleaning those grooves would be easy.
@Kellie, I'm not sure what it is, but is it left handed friendly, & *does it come in different colours?
*puts on last century "The New Inventors" female panelist hat