Pumping all of this code makes the program big and clunky after awhile.
'Cause if there's anything you can say about Photoshop in it's current form it's that it's a streamlined, RAM-efficient piece of coding. Lol.
That said I agree with you 100% about this. Stay focused on getting one thing right.
I'm a big fan of Matt Roush, on of TVGuide's critics and he likes to say "In the future, if they want to introduce another CSI or Law & Order variation, they should be required to take one of the current iterations off the air."
I feel the same way about PS. Know how after over a decade of development and (what, 11?) major versions, everything you want to do can be done like twelve ways? I think from now on every time they add a feature, they should be required to go through and streamline one old one. Whether that means picking one of the twelve ways or using ideas from all twelve to create an all-new better way. For example, I think there's some hybrid of 'Curves' and 'Levels' to be had that would be superior to both.
Seriously, this program already takes a week to load and leaks RAM like it's goin' out of style, people. Now you wanna branch out to video? Y'all crazy.