1 - 1000x agree with the "too many lines" - a.k.a JAIL feeling
- in Arrangement View.
I would add to that the same lack of visual comfort for Midi clips when doing some deep editings in a busy clip.
One way to soften this Jail-feeling would be to have the downbeats, or depending on the zoom level, the strongest subdivisions in bold lines and all the other subdivisions in much, much more thinner lines almost like some shadow lines... well, you get the picture.
It could be even customizable per Live's set - depending if you're doing production (less/thinner intermediates lines) or live gigs (more/bolder lines) - to suit each user's need.
2 - 1000x agree for Live's Browser that could greatly benefit from some smart enhancements.
First thing first : more browser's buttons, at least 2x more (6 instead of 3). BUT, this could be specified in Preferences for those who can't afford screen estate (13" laptops) to stay at 3 buttons and for those with >23" screens to specify 6,9,12... buttons !
Second : COLORS !! Yes, colors like in Mac OS X Finder (don't know for Whinedoses sOS...). It could greatly enhance the Browser's experience by code-coloring all those annoying "single-look" folders or make some samples (loops/one shots) more obvious & distinguishable from the horde or revealing some important custom made clips/presets, you name it...
Third : editable Browser's Bookmarks. IOW, the possibility to reorder them and ultimately to put them in sub/contextual menues.
And last but not least : comment like in iTunes! Would be gr8t to have a space where to write some useful annotations for any sample/clip/preset... even folders!
3 - Smart zooming. There should be a way to zoom in/out in a much more effective/smarter way. Something like a kind of Undo/Redo list of the 5 or 10 last zooming steps. That is, when you zoom in (with the mouse or +/- keys) pressing on some modifier key or a combinaison of keys while clicking sequentially should allow to zoom out backward by the respective zoom in steps in reverse order.
4 - 1000x agree for including Track's Playlists feature, a.k.a Virtual Track, Alternate Take... simply mandatory for serious recording sessions !
5 - I would add to that shrunken list of "only" 5 ways to make LiVE the best DAW ever : "Composite Take" feature like in Motu Digital Performer 7 which has one of the most simple & effective way to compile the best takes from a bunch of virtual tracks after a cycle-loop recording session.