We have two separate needs and experiences for the WordPress back-end. Site owners and users need a different suite of tools and interfaces from what we developers/implementers need. Let's talk about splitting the back-end interfaces to serve both
Many times developers will assign the site owner as an editor to hide away all of the extra screens and menus that they've added into the back-end. But we are doing the site owner a disservice when s/he is not given full access to her/his website.
There's an alarming trend in the WordPress back-end: we developers are polluting the back-end and building disconnected, complex solutions for the site owners. I understand the path that lead us to this state. But now it's time to stop and think