Luckily in this age of the internet there are other reasons to get excited. Tonight while I continued to write my Prezi on how APEX 5 will make us former Forms developer's even happier - I couldn't log in and I found the apexea.oracle.com login page has been updated to what looks like a very sleek Flat UI.
Flat UI is a modern design that has many merits, but I always wonder if it's just another passing phase. Here is another interesting article that includes a chat about the limits of Flat UI, and also includes a great pictoral comparison of Flat vs skeuomorphism.
I thought it might be worth plugging the contrasting designs into google trends to see what's going on, but I don't think it reflect the true history of skeuomorphism.
I'd say the searches on skeuomorphism are probably related to describing what the former technique meant in relation to Flat UI.
Anyhoo, APEX 5 Early Adopter 2 is on it's way, and I'd say expect no stone left unturned!