I tend to ride the fence on using a customized user interface for WoW. I really love tweaking the UI to make it just the way I want it, but then I get a LUA error and I dump the whole thing. I never really thought about hiding those errors, maybe I should get an addon for that.
Anyway, I created my own custom UI back in the summer and recently reinstalled it to see what if I still liked it. My main is an elemental/enhancement shaman, so my rotation and DoT tracking needs are less than, say, a warlock or even a warrior. But the majority of my DPS is built around using abilities as soon as available (Lava Burst) or when a certain amount of time is left on my single DoT (Flame Shock) or when I have a 7-9 stack of Lightning Shield. So I need to know these things, front and center of my face.
I developed this custom UI when I was leveling my warrior back in the summer. I’ve tweaked it to be compatible with Patch 4.0.1 and my shaman.
I’ve actually reverted back to the default UI (with convenience addons like TotemTimers, Arkinventory, Postal, DBM, Skada, etc). I don’t know what it is, but I’m too used to the default UI just working. It’s not very pretty, but it gets the job done so I can do mine.
Edit: I may give this another try.
Also: See the dead gnome on the floor (My party companion)? Yeah, that’s how my husband plays his gnome. He’s more comfortable on the floor than doing silly things like…stayingoutofaggrorange. >_>