q, thanks a lot for your impetus.
my 2 cents: "more options"? it's not only the miserable ui. whenever i give it a try, lately out of curiosity with the up-to-date release of snowstorm, also my whole invent became a mess. as predicted, as usual. most funny is the behaviour of these not very well designed viewers when talking about personal equipments: after login, the ao isn't attached, prim-skirts either, left shoe and right earring is missing/not attached, fast-alpha isn't working etcetera etcetera. fixing these issues is time-killing.
actually, i am fully satisfied with the evolution from emerald via emergence to phoenix. admittedly, different user entities have different needs. but with the latest tpv kerfuffle i fear a coming more restrictive policy. a dictatorship of the v2, the "unity-viewer". in my perception, todays situation with the existence of an official slim viewer for the fb people and elaborated ones by third parties for savvy residents side by side is just as much a positive solution for the future.