OK - we can talk about all of the controls on the properties page if you’d like, but my understanding is that we’re currently discussing the interactive - ie, “in viewport” UI for the decals vrs the mapping widget. Is that correct? If so, I would like to leave the properties page and the default material out of it.
Feel free to start separate discussions for those.
Notice that once you have created a planar decal using the new system, the mapping widget and planar decal widget are pretty much identical. Do you agree that this part of the UI is good?
If so, then we are only talking about the initial picking phase of the decal picking. I agree that this is non-standard and awkward. If the picking is changed to something similar to the initial mapping picking, would this be a “big improvement”?