Firstly, I like the design of the new launcher. Being able to finally hide games is wonderful, and the look is quite pleasing. My only complaint is the Friends list.
First, I would like an option to detach the friend list from the main window OR have the option to hide it, it does take up a lot of space.
Second, at the top of the friends list is a selection of categories:
Playing (game currently looking at)
I don’t see the need in the “Playing (game currently looking at)”. You can tell which friends are playing what from the icon next to their name.
The other thing this does is take up a lot of space at the top of the friends list, which thus forces the actual list of friends way down on the UI.
I think there should be an option to remove categories you’re not using or don’t wish to use. Just a plain old list of Friends would be a nice option and would save a lot of space on the window.