achieving what you show above is not obvious and is not elegant. the new compact player is.
I agree that it's not as obvious, having to set a hot key for the lyrics panel, but I disagree that the new panel is elegant.
This shows the new panel, same width as the 2 panels before but a little taller, as that's the shortest the new panel goes too.
Displaying a wavebar and spectrum, with an Artist Pic as an extra. I don't think it's as well laid out and 'elegant' as the current view.
As I said previously, it's early days yet, and with the right Embedded Theater mod, it will probably be great. But don't forget it's supposed to be a 'Compact' player mode, not a 'mini-Theater Mode', too lose the ability to turn the lyrics panel on and off with a key stroke is not an 'elegant' enhancement.
For one thing - and I believe it's the main point - it's skinnable through embedded TM. Isn't that great?
Yes. I do think that's great, as long as the player is kept compact and functionality is enhanced