Readers who have been following this blog for a while might remember that I completely redid my UI when 4.0 was released. That wasn't because I was unhappy with my old one, but simply because nothing of it worked anymore. I trashed it entirely. Since I, at the time, couldn't be arsed to redo my UI from scratch all over again, I decided to go with a ready-set one instead. I chose Tukui. Also, I replaced Clique and Grid with Vuhdo. Let's take a look.
This is what my UI looked like towards the end of Wrath. I liked it. Grid is nice and small compared to vuhdo which is alot bulkier. I used Xperl as unit frames and Dominos as bar mod. Dominos was nice because you could customize your bars pretty much the way you liked, moving the around the screen placing them where it fit you. The above was my healing layout, but I used another for tanking.
Here I chose to keep my main skills closer to my char, in the middle of the screen. This way I could easily see which skills were on cooldown. But then I had to change it all.
Messy eh? What is wrong in this picture? First of all, I feel like Vuhdo is taking too much space. Secondly. although Tukui is really neat and clean, it actually bothers me that I can't move the bars around. It forces me to place all my skills cluttered on the bars, and that's just not good. Target is at the bottom of the screen, which is ok, but I actually prefer it on top because the more thing I have at the bottom of the screen, the tougher it gets to target stuff behind me and move around. You will also notice that some bars are currently obscuring eachother, also bad (although not entirely difficult to fix).
I tried moving Vuhdo to the left part of my screen. It still doesn't feel completely right.
Then I realized I could just size down Vuhdo to be more minimalistic like Grid. This worked fairly well but I noticed one huge issue. Icons and things were still ok and visible enough, so was hp, but on the other hand the addon didn't always notice which character I was clicking on. Several times did it think I was clicking the character next to the one I was clicking on, which turned out to be quite dangerous before I understood what was the problem. I had to broaden the bars somewhat for it to work better.
Right now I am considering taking a couple of hours to rebuild my old Wrath-ui. Problem is, there are alot of things about Vuhdo that I really like. It is alot easier to use than Grid for one thing. Grid comes pretty "naked" which means you have to get extra features for just about everything if you want Grid to do that. That means Grid is small in itself, but also alot trickier to get to do what you want. Also it is basically like Grid and Clique in one, as the "clique" function is part of Vuhdo, saving up an addon (it wouldn't suprise me if Vuhdo takes more memory than Grid and Clique combined though, so this isn't a huge benefit). Vuhdo is very easily customizable, it also has a couple of smart-cast functions (like ressing out of combat). Oh the dilemma...