I think I might have had you (Jed) in mind when writing my first response. From my memory you have been one of the largest supporters of transparency and detailed documentation. For Faro I would imagine they have struggled with giving us a device that is not overly complicated to use, but has all the options and power that we could desire. Not easy, but worth trying to find the right balance. I like having access and the flexibility to do everything, but learning it all on the front end before doing any scanning is not practical I suppose. If that were the case we would never let anyone we are trying to teach do any scanning without us. Do you like your Chicken or Egg first? Maybe that is not accurate. It seems like we have the chicken, but want a little more egg...in translation we have a simple scanner that "just works," but we also need some additional flexibility and information at times. Its funny, but as an analogy Scene has survived in our office because while they have made it simpler with a glossier more automated interface they have not removed the advanced features that give you more power and flexibility when you need it...just got to shift-dig for them sometimes.The results of all of the above need to be accessible to the user. I don't think any of this is difficult, it's just basic statistics.
Too be honest at this point I think I am ready for more work to be done on those advanced features that have almost been forgotten. For instance I dream of an improved correspondence view that would allow for a large 50" multi touch monitor to better handle the manual grasping, translations, and rotations of problem scans. Think Minority Report like GUI, but more practical in its implementation on large, but obtainable touch screen.
Sorry did not mean to side track this into another mixed feature request post, just got carried away.