Personally, I don't care much for eye-candy which doesn't seem to serve a specific and useful purpose. (not saying yours doesn't!)
Like most 'ingredients', such as flavoring food, dsp effects on music recordings, and maybe also eye-candy on websites, it's often at it's very best when you are not consciously aware that, or where it has been added.
Well according to most research humans always tends to like shiny things
,i have fixed that image displaying issue. an update is pushed. Also addon drop menu now has icons.
As for those fancy animation, i did put some though into it, only the home page will have those animation, since the it is the MAIN LANDING PAGE for new visitors.
For regular users i HIGHLY doubt they even go to the main page. Most of you probably have bookmarks to the forum or the download page. So the home page eyecandy should not get annoying since you rarely visit it. But for new users it is a completely different story.
You can say that it is one page presentation of what MusicBee is capable of. A little bit of animation won't put new users away.
But a very important thing is, the same as we all here appreciate that MusicBee only exists, and continues to develop and improve by the grace of Steven having fun doing it, I have a similar feeling about everything you have been doing lately. So please keep listening to constructive comments, but also keep having fun doing all this and keep making your own decisions. (as long as supported by S. of course ;-)
To me MusicBee is a godgiven product i have longed(except for few annoying pesky bugs
). I appreciate the work steven has done, and most importantly his daily role at the community. As for fun part, i do have a lots of fun while creating a new feature for the site...... BUT THEN COMES THE HORROR OF DEBUGGING :O and few hours of head smashing at the deck.
But to be fair i started this project as a simple site redesign(no complicated addon center and dashboard stuff) and thanks to you guys helping shaping the site, i can keep going on with those awesome stuff
KEEP THOSE IDEAS COMING
another thing i confirmed with the steven is that there won't be any award section, as steven is not interested, so i decided to not include it.