Today I found out I am not the only one who thinks that the Silverlight based UI of the Technet Subscriber downloads is a monster. I had a very interesting chat with Chris Slemp from Microsoft in the Technet Zone on Tech Ed 2008 in Orlando. He admits that the current UI is not exactly what it should look like and he showed me his blog.
The Technet team is currently working on a new design for the subscriber download UI that really looks like the old UI to me. They are looking for more feedback from their users. So if you like to contribute to the new UI, make sure you check out the mock ups and tell them what you think.
Chris also did a very interesting demo off the new Technet Forums interface. Stay posted for a special blog about the really interesting functionality Microsoft has added to the Technet site.