http://forum.mediamonkey.com/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=86861Ludek wrote:They are intentionally eliminated. They were hard to navigate anyway. Instead you can search them in the grid view just by typing the first letters.
To me these subnodes* have always been one of the features of MM I found most useful
and that distinguished MM4 positively from all mediaplayers (MS Windows & Linux) I know about.
In my opinion it makes a lot of sense for usability concerns to have split panels with
detailed structure on the left and content on the right side.
(No coincidence that most popular file-managers use this design.. .)
These nodes on the left were particularly useful for organizing and tagging the library
because they allowed to drag & drop content (songs, videos ..)from the right panel
to the subnodes on the left and thereby tagging them.
For example with genres:
Select a number of songs on the right side and drag & drop them to the appropriate genre.
This matter seems to me somewhat analog to the controversies about Linux or Windows start menus:
As far as Linux is concerned surely the classical structured! startmenus are by far the most popular designs, like in KDE, Cinnamon, Mate, LXDE etc. .
Gnome, Windows 8, Unity (Ubuntu) etc. lost a lot of users by their decision to remove them.
I respect but never really understood why someone could prefer the "type-in-what-you-search-for..."-designs.
Maybe both approaches should be available as an option?