Thank you for the replies, after getting feedback I have to admit the video was poor in achieve the goal of conveying my criticisms and was more of rant. I will remake a proper edited one in the future comparing the evolution of Anki’s UI over the years.
It’s obvious that I am not the only one who feels Damian’s change to the UI is questionable and is objectively more time consuming than pre version 2.1.
p4nix you said that you spend 99.9% of your learning, I am assuming you don’t create cards and DL cards of the anki share deck’s repository, which is fine, but what if what you want to learn is not shared? Trying to convert almost 4000 pages of CFA program material into Anki, which is what I’m doing requires a very systematic workflow that involves using the the card type to preview as you add new notes or edit current notes. I don’t know if you are able to understand where I am coming from since you only use 0.01% creating your own decks.
I’ll give you a simple example, if I have one note with 10 fields (let say field 1 is the sort field, and field 2 to 10 are latex forumla each) and 9 card types, each card type has a conditional replacement on the each of the formula field (field 2 to 10)
Say encountered a new concept and I wish to create a new note and generate say card number 4 which is conditional upon field 5, I enter my things into the field 1 and field 5 and I wish to preview if my formula is correct and not giving me LaTeX error, I need to open type card, click the dropdown list, find the card 4 in the dropdown list, for complicated formula sometimes it might take many checks before you get the formula correct etc.
This is just a simplified example, if all you’re learning is Japanese and pre made decks, sure you don’t need to learn how to create cards, but if you’re trying to create complicated and esoteric materials into Anki with lots of conditional replacement/latex etc, being able to quickly and easily access card types, card templates, edit field name/positions etc
Because Damian’s implementation of this dropdown list, that’s extra few seconds for every check.
Having a good GUI is not mutually exclusive with having a stable code.
Damian UI change may not have affected your workflow negatively, because you don’t create content, other people do. It has objectively made the process unnecessary slower with extra clicks here and there, with 2.1.33, he hides more than contents and requires more clicks.
Where is he going with the UI? What is his vision? What other UI elements is he going to hide with more clicks in the upcoming versions?
Credit due when it’s due, new Anki versions on Windows 10 are definitely more stable, I remember those days where it crashes three times a day.