I’ve been using the older versions of Blender for a long time, and I’m a long time user of Flash. Horizontal properties menu makes a lot more sense to me, and is a lot more comfortable. The vertical properties is driving me crazy. And remove it? So all the menus are vertical? Seems like a counter intuitive idea if you ask me.
Its funny I mention Flash. I still use Flash 8 mainly because Flash CS4’s GUI is a disaster. They took every little UI element and streeetched it way out so you have to do lots of insane navigation for even the most basic of tasks, when the original properties menu was all visible at once and efficient to use. My only guess is that they were drunk out of their minds and suddenly thought “We should make the interface bloated and needlessly change it so its one hundred times harder to use!”
I hate to say it, but I swear Blender is starting to do the same thing. Regardless, I have to move ahead with the new versions of Blender.