Personally I disagree. I commonly keep my webbrowser window a smaller then normal size. I find it VERY VERY annoying when I am on a responsive site and it starts to give me the tablet layout.
I wasn't happy with how it turned out, I felt like It was going down the wrong path.
As a developer I always feel there is a huge difference between giving your users just enough to be happy and actually making a good product.
Happy user is just meeting minimal expectations. A good product exceeds them.
There's a lot more to going native then you might think. It really becomes a project of reinventing the wheel as you are spending hours trying to render complex HTML in an environment that is not meant to render HTML.
Many companies like facebook are able to recreate their experience well because the content is composed of short plain text blurbs in a controlled environment.
Forums are the complete opposite. They are typically composed of long post. Many of which contain complex HTML layouts. In uncontrolled environments.
If you look at almost every native forum application none of them are any good. (including the IPS one).
Source: I wrote the IPS one.
I know there is a popup that says something along the lines of "your post has been submitted for moderator review". However, I want to ability to physically be able to see my own entire post, edit it, make changes, what-have-you.
I tend to be the kind of person who types the post up, click reply then goes back and proofread.
Not to mention the countless times where I post in a thread go back 5 minutes later and can't remember whether I ever actually clicked submit.
3.4 was made to be more of an admin-friendly release. We have not "gotten away from making the software better for members" it was just planned that 3.4 would be primarily for admins. Trust me front end usability enhancements are still very much on everyone's mind.
What specific changes would you like to see to the member list While I do agree profiles have lots of room for improvement i'm a little bit curious as to what you would like to see the member list offer that it doesn't already offer. I agree it is rather cumbersome to just a list of thousands of users but how do you propose we improve that?