On my desktop I mainly want all the information and options of an application available as fast and easy as possible.YES! What he said.
On my tablet or phone I wouldn't mind when many advanced options were hidden or not even be available at all.
I use MB on my desktop for "work" (managing my music collection) and my devices for listening.
So what I am probably trying to say here; please don't make too many changes for using MusicBee on a desktop PC, since it is close to perfection already.+1
Yes, what they said!!
MB user for less than 1 year but I love it!!! Just began reading this thread. My background is software development (Windows desktop). I understand the dilemma of backward compatibility but if it's time to make room for advancements, then breakage must be accepted. You'll never please everyone. Keep in mind some users are big on artwork, lyrics, etc while (like me) I'm interested in max real estate for the stuff I want to see and work on while listening (Now Playing list, music list based on selected filter/playlist/column browser choices, etc.)
I like minimalistic but the challenge is convenience vs minimal. The panel summaries (n files, n MB, dd hh:mm:ss) are very helpful but don't necessarily needed to be constantly visible. A mouse-over balloon/bubble would be terrific and it reduces clutter. My "Playing Track" panel has a "gear" icon linked to a menu with stuff like shuffle on/off, shuffle settings, stop after current, output to and so on. Awesome! And well implemented in MB!! Easy access to lots of goodies AND reduced clutter. I think the UI changes have been great over the past few months.
FYI...I really like seeing the length of remaining play time for the current track. Excessive space between items in a list...not so good if you're trying to minimize scrolling...maybe 1x, 1.5x, 2x vertical spacing options? Filters (query building) are FANTASTIC!!
I'm excited anytime I see a new update and the confidence is very high that what is coming is more and more TERRIFIC stuff. Can't wait.