Yes of course ... I could redesign lots and lots of things as template edits. That's fine for just me but it goes a lot further than just me.
Generally when I put forward a Suggestion here I am thinking of how thousands and thousands of XF members are going to be coping with it. Not just my piddling little communities precious though they are to me and my members.
In this case I'm concerned that a great many XF end user members are not savvy about hovering, rightclicking etc (not admins - the board members)
Design should always aim at servicing the lowest reasonable level of skill to be inclusive, to not LOSE people. We work hard to GET our members. We don't want to lose them just because they can't easil;y see how to do things.
For some of us those lowskill members pay our bills. For others lowskill members contribuite in a hundred ways - interesting posts, supportiveness, mediation in sensitive areas, ideas for our projects.
Fine if you're running a board for happy nerds. But I don't think that's the size of niche XF is for.
People aren't as dumb as many administrators make them out to be; they'll easily adapt to a different system, especially if they're not as technically inclined as others. Its usually the opposite that tends to be the issue (As shown on this forum); administrators and technically inclined users are the ones against changing, as they're already use to one system, and are unwilling to learn a new one that acts differently.
XenForo trains the user while they browse. Certain things dropdown as a hover, other things create an overlay when clicked, and some things work much differently then they're use to, but in the end they'll grow use to it, and probably be more fond of the new system then they were of the old.
In fact, a lot of times. I find the User's Profile (the info on it) most of the time much more interesting then the XF Member Card. I understand and like the concept of the Member Card and I think it is innovative thinking. However, I keep finding myself over and over again in the position that I just click the Member Card to go straight to the User's Profile. So if this is mainly my purpose of using the Member Card, then I hope there will be some way in the future that we can access the User's Profile directly.