Having just upgraded and got my head around the (new) behaviour of the CPU meter and beginning to relax a bit, I turned my attention doing a little editing. It was then that I realised that I could not work with the lower zone. Firstly I had to change the backgound to the old default. My eyes must be very poor, but I could not be doing with the darker on dark colour scheme. Also there just was not enough space to edit a part comfortably, so I ended up going into preferences and disabling the whole thing. God knows how laptop users manage.
I guess if I set the monitor up vertically it might work. What I would like is the editor window to come to the front whatever. I should explain that I use 3 monitors and to be honest I have ended up with exactly the same window arrangement as 8.5. I am beginning to think that the new eq was quite expensive. Given that might well be the only thing I benefit from. Mixer history??? Sampler??? I will have a look and see what I think. I have to say this has not been the most exciting update for me. Well other than wondering how many of my plugins would make it through enemy lines. Thankfully they all survived in vst3 if not 2.4.