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2-09-2010 @ 8:50PM
I think you captured my entire point in your second sentence. "Plenty of options". TOO many options. I don't want to spend a couple hours configuring an addon just so it works nice, I want it to work nice when I install it. Moving various elements so that they fit together nicely and work well is not pleasant. I did not buy an addon from IKEA.Some addons I've tried in the past week:Bartender - By default it moves all 10 action bars to the centre of the screen. Though some of the bars are the same internally as the extra built-in bars, my keybindings don't show up (though they still work). The bars will dock nicely to each other to keep spacing consistent, and the dock to the sides of the screen, but these two different dockings don't work together. I can position one action bar nicely on the bottom of the screen, but then I have to manually position the second one to the right of it. I then have to manually position the chatbox so as to make good use of real estate.SpartanUI - Actually rather nice. Looks nice, behaves nice (except with the Totem Bar), very consistent. Had a command-only configuration system, no GUI, and no documentation (I guessed at /sui and it worked). Again had issues with default placement of the chat box covering up frames. I really only stopped using it because I just couldn't adjust to my frame and target being at the bottom of the screen.Various buffbars - All failed, as the super-useful Consolidate Buffs option isn't supported. I don't need to know at a glance that Blessing of Sanctuary still has 23 minutes remaining.X-Perl - This one actually surprised me with the default settings. They were set up rather nice, and though there were lots of options, it was easy to quickly change lots of things without having to fine-grain everything. Stopped using because of lack of proper support for Totem Timers, and threat display wasn't nearly as obvious as the default frames.Though if someone could direct me to an addon which just modifies the Party frames to be horizontal, moveable, and have always-on display of buffs/debuffs (like the Target frame), I would greatly appreciate it.
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