Jesus lads, I disappear into real-life-issues for a few weeks and all hell breaks loose here.
Boroda, not exactly a criticism, but I'm at a loss to see how you turned Hiccup's magnificent filtering mock-up into something that looks like Pac-Man...
I don't know what .NET calls them, but whatever happened to (WinAPI) ComboBox/Dropdownlist controls? Granted, selecting combinations
of filters is more difficult, but for quick and dirty filtering (without having to read 7 different tooltips), it's a lot more compact and readable than... Pac-Man. The object here (or at least as I interpret Hiccup's suggestions) is to make it accessible to beginners. Pac-Man is not for beginners.
That aside, I have a suggestion/request about something else. Since the ALR window has a little "Preset Not Saved" indicator that pops up when you edit something, could the ASR window have something similar? Not for every little change (that would be too much to track), but principally when actual custom-presets are edited: Reg-ex lines, writable-tags, etc. Many times I have accidentally hit the close button (forgetting to save first) only to discover my mistake later. Maybe a little modal popup that says "Modified Presets are Not Saved, are you sure you want to continue?"
Yes, I know, you can just tell me to always use "Save All & Close", but that button's not exactly in a logical position - maybe at least some kind of indication that saving's necessary? As an extreme choice, maybe just auto-save everything and replace the save buttons with a simple Cancel button instead.