If you use MacBook you might have seen utterly confusing shortcuts like:
If you are recent convert to MacBook, just like me, then you will go crazy remembering these shortcuts. You don't see ⌥, ^ or ⇧ keys anywhere but still they are so prominent in each and every shortcut. You don't see them, so you can't relate to them hence they are so difficult to remember.
I did some googling around and found out that old keyboards used to have these symbols (icons or figures) on keyboards:
Now world, even Apple, has moved on but shortcuts are still veteran ones.
@Apple: You are amongst the most user friendly company on this planet and if you ignore dust like this in some of your alcoves then it's not good. Let's find user friendly and easy to remember shortcuts, Please.