On 06/21/2013 02:28 PM, Steven Walling wrote:
We didn't build this to meet the needs of existing
power editors, and
getting them to try editing sections with VE is not nearly as high a
priority as ensuring that the default interface for all is clean and
The most important counter-point to this is that power users are the
ones reporting the bugs, which is very important to keep VE improving.
We need an easy way to get to both "edit wikitext section" and "edit VE
section" for that day-to-day testing.
However, if you could toggle between edit wikitext and edit VE, that
would reduce the need for an upfront choice somewhat (though I don't
know if a way to go directly from "currently editing VE section" to
"currently editing wikitext section" is feasible.
I also recommend considering my suggestion
) of a
preference that allows power users to see both links, while keeping the
default just VE.