They've got somebody working on more LCARS for the UI.
yepp... the same dude who made the *new signs on ESD* !
*not sure if i should be excited or worried about this*
...and apparently it is just a visual update, not a code update, so the high framerate cost of the UI running on one CPU Core slowing everything else down is not solved by this update either.
...at least if i interpret dStahls vague info scraps on this topic correct.
if that ESD sign incident has shown one thing, then it is that if you change something that people are used to (in case of the UI 3 years now) it can either be really awesome, or go really really bad.
All i would ask for is for this to be developed in front of the players so we can give live feedback and influence where it goes before it goes in a wrong direction somewhere that might not be changeable later.
Throwing a finished job in our face might go either way, no matter how awesome the Dev's think it is.
You know those people that made the Windows 8 UI are real proud of themself too... *never ever gonna touch that %$%*