Do you suppose this discussion is akin to rearranging the deck chairs? What if RM8 breaks from tradition and launches a very different UI? I know, not bloody likely; just being a devil's advocate. I'll bet they have their hands full just trying to get the RM7 code which they had migrated to the new development platform functioning uniformly across Mac and Windows. I'm sure there is a lot of problems considering its use of Windows-specific modules from 3rd parties.
I'm genuinely starting to believe no one is listening but sure better to throw an idea out there than not.
I had the occasion to read a lot of reviews recently and quite a few said RM was not easy to use and similar. I know we have been there from the year dot but maybe for newcomers the flow and logical progression through processes is not as intuitive as we or Rootsmagic think.