I’ve given it many months, and I cannot stand the 2.5x/6x UI and Swiss cheese feature list; for all its (really good) improvements to some if the the tools, the new (now familiar) UI is not something that I find any more efficient than the previous UI from the 2.4x version. I have an easy choice of either to use and I find that it’s a waste of time not to use 2.49 over 2.6x; for ease, and for stability.
I would really like [love!] to find either a 2.49b fork with a few of the tool improvements from the recent version (even just attempts at it); or find a retro-fitted 2.6x with the original 2.4x UI restored.
Alas, I am out of my depth when it comes to refactoring the source code; I know of course that it’s not as simple as just inserting the 2.6x code for the new features. I can live without B-Mesh; but the sculpt improvement are actually the main compelling feature for me to move past 2.49b. It’s the only reason I have the 2.6x installed… to sculpt/ export, and import into 2.49b where I can actually use it.
** In a side note; something that makes 2.6x very difficult to use for me… The mouse rotation in 3d-space… Is there any way to make it behave like 2.4x? I can lock the view to the cursor, but that’s a kludge that I’d rather avoid.