Personally, I love the new UI. I also suffer from many a disability. ADHD, CPTSD (i think that's what it was), anxiety, depression, etc, but feel like I personally wasn't represented here so here goes my own thoughts. If you're still having issues with it, please let the discord team know.
But, I love me a good clean design that not only brings features to the forefront (because then i'll actually use them), but also highlights what i'm selecting when I hover over it so I know what I'm about to "edit" or "delete".
Frankly, I love the spacing, i love the openness of the chat (it felt claustrophobic in standard "Comfortable" mode.
However, I do agree that the other chat mode needs to be reverted. If they are using a compact/IRC style mode, they shouldn't have to have all that stuff on there, and they should have lines between the chats. I think the new UI is fine for people using the "full" comfortable view, however, it does get clustered and uncomfortable in the other view. I personally like the full view myself, so I would love to see the current view stay for "comfortable", but the IRC like mode should have the lines re-added, and the 3dot menu converted to a "smaller" format, eg:
Keep the 3 Emoji bar for Cozy
Move it to only an [ Emoji | 3 Dot ] for compact view.
Re-add the lines for compact.
Thank you. I feel this would be a good compromise as compact view currently has a detrimental effect on users without it's dividing lines, but I do like the new style as i always hated the lines between messages and felt they were worthless, often entirely taking me off my flow of reading as i'd get really distracted by them.
Edit: I Edited the title of this post because clearly people didn't read the body of it.
Edit 2: Added a line about posting your own opinions still, because this is a post about my opinions, no one elses, and it came across otherwise. I apologize for that. This is my own opinion and I originally wrote it wanting it to specifically come across that way. Apologies to anyone who felt I was trying to invalidate them.
Final Edit: Updated title again. >.> Make it optional.
Sooooo yeah I could see why people were upset with my original post. I intended this entire thing to come across as a "personal opinion", but... the mood of the post did not hit that tone. So again, apologies to everyone who felt I was attempting to invalidate them or anything like that, that was not my intent, but... it was what it was. I hope that this hits the tone I was wanting before, and that the devs will listen to ya'll. (That part was so cringe jfc, i'm sorry about that), but not completely remove this as I do prefer the new UI for myself. I hope they at least keep it as an option.
Regardless, I... think I'm done for a while. So... enjoy yourselves and have a good day.
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