George, thanks for sharing with us. I like the new design! Definitely more clear and accurate.
I was working with a new panel a bit. And I have to say, even in its current form, I like it much more than the old version.
Only struggle I have is “else” boxes, hiding somewhere in the right part of the screen.
Everybody already talked about it, so I will not be original.
I certainly won’t use horizontal block placement. At the same time, I work on a 1920px monitor and I like to set a large panel width. I would prefer if at any width the blocks and nodes do not go to the right, but remain under each other.
Of course, I’m not against the horizontal layout option, if it’s convenient for someone. But we definitely need a setting / button that turns it off for the user entirely.
I am still not sure about the additional arrows near the ‘exec’, ‘then’ etc labels. The collapse/expand function can be performed by clicking on the label itself. I understand that it is more obvious with those arrows, but visually they are distracting. Maybe if you don’t want to remove them, then at least make them gray?
Also I am worrying about how the announced ‘switch case’ would be implemented in this design? I mean, it would be strange to move ‘exec’, ‘then’ to the vertical labels and then later on change it back to the horizontal nodes. So maybe we should already consider it (and other future stuff) in the design layout.