I have a similar issue with the UI scaling. I scaled down my UI to make more room for actual content rather than bars and boxes...but the text seems to scale with it for pop-up notifications. You can resize the font in the chat box, but not anywhere else. I'm finding I'm squinting at a lot of things in this game.
Yeah this seems like a wasted feature to me.. To what purpose is a re-sizable HUD/UI box, if it has absolutely no effect?
The rest of the UI is fine, but the minimap seriously needs a scaling option. The actual minimap(with out the fancy border)is barely silver dollar sized on my 37" screen. I have plenty of room to make the map bigger. As it stands.. the minimap is so small it's useless to me.
Four things in my book make for a good UI.
1. Everything is movable.
2. Everything is scalable.
4. Removable borders. (When will they learn that fancy border and trim have little place in a mmo junkie's world)
3. Everything has a transparency setting. (I like to see through everything.. this way you can see all the actuion and still plce your ui wherever you want.