Yes … another classic mode user and I support your case @PlanetGus.
I come to enjoy modern mode as well. As @pwessel said, most of the simpler things go quicker in modern mode compared to classic mode. But I see it more like MacOS. You have a simple, shiny, easy-to-use GUI (modern mode) which most people never leave. But you also have a fully fledged unixoid system beneath it (classic mode) where you can do anything you fancy including completely wrecking your system. Great power, but great responsibility.
I basically rely on the stuff that pushed Paul and the others to develop modern mode in the first place. As baking old and new layers together isn’t an option in modern mode most of my work depends on classic mode. I understand that Paul is reluctant to tell the world that classic mode still exists but it still is more powerful than modern mode and offers a flexibility not found in other GIS software. That’s why I disagree with Paul about hiding it from the world. I fear the plan is to abandon classic mode in the long run which would be a real shame as it is one of the major advantages over other software packages.
I think most users generate plots once for some kind of single time use and never touch them again. For them, modern mode is a big improvement. No worrying about
-K and other sources of constant questions in the forum anymore. The shiny MacOS GUI.
I have a use case in which plots are automatically generated daily with new data for some of the layers but most layers remain static. This runs every day. To cut down on generation time only the changed layers are generated and then baked together into the final plot with the already existing unchanged layers. Sure, I could generate all of my plots in modern mode with some trickery (loops …) but generation time would go through the roof. The baking of layers cuts the generation time from around six hours to less than one hour every night. The raw unixoid foundation of MacOS. Great power, but great responsibility.
My half-baked idea is to have the modern gallery as the default/base/standard one and add a small link at the end of the page which leads to the classic version of the example. Maybe even head every classic mode example page with a big red
– PROCEED WITH CAUTION –
BETTER USE MODERN MODE
SEE [LINK TO MODERN MODE]
but the info will still be there for people like @PlanetGus and me. Your thoughts?