I see where you’re coming from - you’d like for them to change it to save you space and time, totally agree with you. It’s almost non-essential other than a large confirmation window, it serves no purpose. Before, it showed a “live preview” with the timer, so at least it was semi functional, although redundant. I rather enjoyed the preview window because I used it as a failsafe when knowing whether I turned a layer off or on, but there was probably a group of people who didn’t like it at all. My understanding is that the creation of the preview took a lot of resources of the computer it was on, and contributed to the long wait times and when preparing the print, so giving us the few extra seconds to wait less was deemed more important.
Back to what you’re saying, though, my computer and machine sit across the room from one another, so if I’m at my computer, I’m not at my machine and vice versa. I don’t mind the large dialogue because I’m one of the ones who will watch as it runs jobs that I’m not entirely comfortable with the safety of what I’m cutting. This means when I look back at my computer, I’m grateful for the large counting down numbers so that I know I only have a couple of minutes left of watching until I can do something else.
For those like yourself, it’s an inconvenience, but for those like me it’s a good thing. I was miffed when they took the preview away, but plenty of people probably enjoyed it, so in the end, we just have to deal with what they decide to give us. Now if you want to start a petition for the space they decided to use on our upload design screen, then I’ll definitely be on the bandwagon with you!