What brings this up is the 'new' Media add-on. I thought about switching but after testing it out, I just can't do it! I mean, it still works like the ancient Photopost software...
*I don't mean to nitpick the new add-on, just trying to explain where I am coming from*
First thing I saw - buttons that, well, aren't buttons, some that are, some that I can't even see (I'm nearsighted!):
First you have the comments that do nothing when you click on them, views that do nothing, yet you can rate and like dislike the photo with the thumbs up and star - makes no sense... Same goes for the bottom. Date does nothing, image icon does nothing, yet magnify glass previews the image in lightbox.
Now when we look at the image, especially a portrait, none of the functions are available when you scroll. Up and down up and down just to move the next image. If you click on the image, you end up with a lightbox that doesn't allow you to do anything (can't share the image, save it etc) but link to the image. You can go move to other images but once you close out, you are back to the original image.
Then, there is the mess that is mobile. (about 50% of traffic) Couldn't we simply have a Sort by and a drop down box? I'd have no idea what I'm looking at if I dropped in on this site! The purpose should be to upload and view media but all I see are ways to organize media. Good for programmers, bad for common users.
Then try to do a simple important task - upload an image. First thing I attempted to do was touch the drop down box but nothing would happens (is my phone broken?). Then I try to hit the radio button which is so small it takes 3 attempts. Then I can finally choose the category. An upload an image tab pops up but clicking on it does nothing. So I have to scroll down to see that there is an 'Add Media' button. (which overflows the mobile interface)
There are tons of things that I think need changing in xenForo as well and a lot more with the add-ons but that will take too long to point out.
So is there anyway we can get the UI/UX as simple as possible with mobile a priority for 2.0?