I was thinking along the same lines as you, Mike. Also adding the right click context menus to select coordinates, shapes, dimensions, etc. I still have those PS habits when using GIMP, and vice-versa. My only concern is that GIMP is endearing to me, the way it is, if they made it too much like PS, it might lose that GIMP feel, lol. Weird, I know...
True, however idk why, but I still have a hunch that adobe is still trying to find a way to sue Gimp, as you always here about someone sueing someone, especially in the US. Microsoft Sueing Motorola over Android phones
, Apple Sueing Motorola over Multitouch Android phones
, Apple Sueing Linux Phones
, Adobe sues Microsoft for bundling Paint with Windows 7
, Adobe Sueing Macromedia Over Flash
, and more... (Keep in mind that Adobe bought Flash from Micromedia in 2005)
It's clear to see whether you believe it or not that Adobe wants to remain the top dog when it comes to creative development from video production, producing music, graphic designing, etc: etc: and has sued plenty of people as some of the examples above, yet again whether you believe it or not I personally think their looking for some kind of way to sue Gimp, over photoshop, Inkscape over Illustrator, Kompozer over Dreamweaver, and probably a bunch of others, and are looking for some small hole to get into, and build off that, however it is my opinion, and you can see why I think that, which may also be a reason why the Gimp developers are so careful, for example in 2006 at the Libre Graphics Meeting
for Gimpcon 2006, Peter Sikking (the founder of Gimp) stated (You can look here
for reference, just look under "GIMP Vision") If someone comes with the request that the UI of GIMP should be like Photoshop, we can simply state: "We are not trying to be like Photoshop, because we have a different product vision." and you can also view this
article of why Gimp vs. PS is the stupidest flamewar in history.