This is the kind of question that is best answered by usability testing before forcing everyone to cope with changes. Developers discussing ideas and options among themselves is only a preliminary to providing solutions that will please customers instead of annoy them.
I also believe it is a mistake to assume that this forum accurately represents your entire user base. It’s not for everyone. Several people I know have Rhino as just one of their CAD tools and they will never show up here to provide any feedback. In general (for all products, all companies), I too am inclined to find answers and workarounds on my own and to avoid relying on customer support at all costs. Coping, not hoping.
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One example of an old frustrating design decision, that I wasn’t even aware of until I began evaluating R6 on a new laptop, is that my Rhino files are not portable!? Unrelated to R6, ‘PictureFrame’ images, material texture images associated with imported geometry (a marine stove, for example) and images associated with user-defined ‘Environments’ are all lost when the files are moved or the folder name is changed. I haven’t found any way to fix this yet. In essence, the files are corrupted. Data has been lost by simply moving the files. (*)
Later - For future reference (not that anyone will ever find it here), I just stmbled onto the fix for my missing files:
Now I just have to fix each one… every image in every file, one at a time. It may sound like whining over a trivial point (and it is), but the cumulative impact of so many obstacles in the R5 to R6 migration is mind numbing.