Not sure what you mean by big & ugly. It is kind of big but definitely not ugly. It is the first consumer grade EVSE - something that doesn't look like an industrial unit. They even hired an external design house for the design.It's very hard to beat free. Blink may be big and ugly and wasteful but if it's free then it's a deal.
BTW, I got it installed on Wednesday. Ofcourse still waiting for the car.