said by urbanriot:
all the options are there, they're just more visible there, and challenged people to prove him wrong.
When we deal with information, the main problem is not to have it all
in one place. The problem is to filter it and have only
info, that you need, when you need it. Otherwise you'll be overwhelmed with amount of information presented to you...
The same principle applies to ribbon vs menu consideration. It's not useful at all to have all options taking all screen space at all times. It's useful to get only those items, that you need and, again, only when you need it.
Here is example form my computer maintenance practice. I remove all unnecessary items from context menu in WE, that many programs try to foist in my computers when they get installed. Now my context menu is very useful to what I need. And "New" menu item contains only file types, that I actually need to create. I even have BAT file, that removes all unnecessary trash, that every Office update pushes on my computers... It's the very same principle - I don't want to get buried with useless information and I try to remove unnecessary and organize the rest.--
Keep it simple, it'll become complex by itself...