I just noticed that in some cases, entries with open edits (like here) have a sign next to them. Hovering over it shows a tooltip with the text “This artist credit has pending edits”. But what does this add to the fact that the entry is already highlighted yellow to show there are pending changes? And even if this gives extra information, is it worth the extra clutter?
Recently the UI has started showing the recording artist if it differs from the track artist, but again: “Do I really need to know this?” It is useful in some situations (when you’re fixing classical releases, for example), but most of the time and I think for most of the people, it isn’t.
With the new UI project apparently dead and buried, we’ll have to stick with the old UI, which is already creaking under its own weight. Maybe it’s time to discuss whether we want to bolt even more stuff onto it? Or maybe just take the bigger picture (the entire UI) in consideration whenever it comes to evaluating adding more features? Not just asking “Could we add this?”, but also “Should we?”