devinganger wrote:pseingalt wrote:Using Wizards does not add to a program's feature set
This is patently false. Wizards don't just appear out of nowhere -- they take time and effort to program, debug, and maintain. They are features just like any other feature -- simply features aimed at the user, not at the output.
Wizards help users access a program's feature set. Part of my suggestion was creation of an API that would permit 3rd party plug-ins to address the issue. If you want to call them an additional feature, go ahead. No one is saying that they appear out of nowhere; I never suggested that. If you looked at the survey, several of the questions concerned a simplified or dumbed down feature set of Scrivener so as to deal with complexity perceptions. Rather than create a simplified Scrivener, my suggestion is to use Wizards for the most common complexity friction points, such as compile.
The complexity issue was raised by L & L and presumably they had good reason to do so.