This thread makes me want to dig up my old WoW UI. It was super minimalistic.... until I entered combat. WoW has soooo many ways to make highly technical people gain massive advantages over players who don't invest in their UI. It's really effective but actually makes the game more imbalanced and less fun. Note that I haven't played WoW in a looong time and I don't know if that's true anymore. This issue of UI bloat is a natural result of EQ being less movement based and more ability and buff based. So you can largely reduce your information to looking at ability timers, buffs and certain trigger notifications. Other games require the player to examine the world and move with the action, and that has a lot of merit. In order to require that, EQ would need to move away from broadcasting actions in the combat log and instead give visual notifications and reduce the importance of buff synchronization.