Improvement In User Interface

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I am a big fan of Camtasia and I use it daily. But as a loyal fan of Camtasia I want it to become more popular than it is now. I use Windows Operating System. On this system I use Windows Live Movie Maker. I request the team of Camtasia Team to take a closer look at Windows Live Movie Maker to get some innovative ideas and implement into Camtasia.
1. The most important feature I want in Camtasia is that I want it to have Tabbed Ribbon Interface.
2. I want to have a special option called TITLE and END where we can add TITLE and END annotations with ease. At Present We have to do this manually. But this is automated in WLMV (Windows Live Movie Maker).
Maximum animations should be predefined.
The screen area that can  be utilized is more in RIBBON interface than in current interface.
User comes to know what he can do and where can he find it because of Ribbon interface.
Clear view of MENUS makes working more easier and fun.

3. Tabbed Ribbon interface is extremely important because most of the people feel comfortable using Ribbon Interface.
4. Just complete the changes and then see what difference it makes in your popularity. No one will be able to challenge you.
5. Once again I request you to take a very very close and serious look at Windows Live Movie Maker and take some serious decisions.
6. I also request you to make a manual reply to this on my personal email address (I have a account with username with Camtasia)
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I agree the user interface could use some improvement but the Windows Ribbon is not the answer! Think about it! The Ribbon takes a lot of vertical space for one so you are taking away form viewing space. Time lines need to be the way they are so that can't and shouldn't change.
From the start the Ribbon has been a love hate relationship with most of the people love to hate it! The put up with it but in general most users don't like it.  I say this from my former job of the last 22 years designing software and listening to users complain about what MS has named down our throat.
I fight for as much screen space as I can, can't get this using the Ribbon. They either have icons that are big or groups of icons that you can't tell what they are. Not good!
Think about a Ribbon layout. You have 11 Icons vertical, and Icon for Record and an icon for Share (that I don't use). What will be on the other tabs? Ribbon wastes space and doesn't give you any better functionality. I would rather spend development time on functionality/
I have to give Camtasia developers credit for not adopting the ribbon. One reason is the lac of development tools on the Mac. To me the Mac people are smart not copping the Ribbon. 
If you want to look at a great user interface I recommend downloading a trial copy of a photo editing software called Capture One. I use this daily and just can't say enough for the interface and the efficient use of the screen. Just Google Capture One if you are interested. If you like I can post a movie just on the interface and usage!  

Just my thoughts,