Lots of discussion about changing the GUI and the interface...
I see the votes for change are nearing parity with the votes for keeping the interface static.
I'm not going to argue anymore, I've moved beyond that, I'm starting to make the transition from
"I'm not a programmer" comments to "I am a programmer" posts. And let me tell you from an artists' viewpoint this is like running into a burning building to put out the fire.
In order to change blender, math has to become beautiful and intuitive, Now let me be frank, I never liked math in school, but I never hated it either, but as I see it know I'm tossing more and more of my presumptions about calculus and linear algebra out the window.
The funny part is C and C++ are a cinch to learn, it's all about logical thinking, I wonder as I dive deeper into the world of graphics programs, how exactly the intertwining of math and programming logic will present itself. It could be interpreted as genetically engineering graphics programs, because the DNA it seems is very similar for them all...
When I finally do get to the business of changing the interface (what part I can play in changing it anyhow), the result probably won't be blender and maybe thats a good thing, but it will be a kissing cousin to blender and maybe thats how it should be, as linux is to unix.
While I'm talking about this stuff, when I learn to play with interfaces, I'de sure love to mess with Gimp too, moving things around making it fullscreen like photoshop is with all the menu's at the top, that would be sooooo nice, and making the layers buttons look a bit less "boxy" and more sleek, perhaps give the widgets a more flowing look, well the ones that are related to each other at least. Yes I'd love to change the look of Gimp, the tools rock! The look in my opinion could be a bit more standard, and if it was, then perhaps a whole world of opportunity might open up for linux, if gimp looked like photoshop... Just imagine for the price of a support contract or for free if you've got a linux tech at hand or for home shops, if you've got some technical smarts and logical thought processes; you could have an OS faster and more stable than XP, All the features of Photoshop, all the Features of Office, and then some, and all this while lending support to the opensource movement. Blender is up and coming too, pretty soon people will have some tough choices to make, dump M$ for Apple or dump M$ for linux...
I'm so ecstatic I could cry....
What a beautiful world!
Edit(Response = applicant_255)
all I can say is;
you've gotta wait;
people are working;
on the interface;
don't be discouraged;
by the older users;
who tell you to;
learn for a year;
the problem is being worked on;
Edit(Response = the nay voters)
If you really want the program the way you'de like;
then take the hard-work route you tell the newer users to take;
learn to program and undo all the interface changes in the works;
if you can do it then do it;
less arguments from me and more coursework
It's not about the guys who talk a lot;
It's about the ones who work on change;