1. We like classic interface.
2. Horizontal ribbon takes much too much room on netbook screen.
I'm not saying to take away the classic interface. I suggested ribbon as an alternatibe UI. For example, PowerArchiver provides both classic and ribbon UI.
I'm also not seeing how a ribbon UI takes much space away? Simply, instead of having the classic interface with those massive icons, there would be the ribbon UI, where more options could fit in nicely, without having to navigate through menus.
Please, see this Softpedia's review of PowerArchiver 2011 to see screenshots of its ribbon UI. The space it takes would be the same as the classic UI, the only difference being an innovative UI where more options could be placed. That's all.
All I'm saying is, why can't FDM have a more innovative UI, such as ribbon. It's appealing, it allows room to have more options visible. It won't take much space away.
Also, for those users wit netbooks, and who would like to have the ribbon, you could give the options, at it happens with Microsoft Office 2010, to minimize the ribbon, give way more visible space.
Again, I'm not asking/suggesting to kill the classic interface. Rather asking if it could be possible for you folks to provide an alternative UI (ribbon) as well.