There should be a way to store one’s choice of ‘Generic Editor’ vs. ‘GUI’ for each plug. Frankly, there are a LOT of plugs that I would much prefer to keep in ‘Generic Editor’ mode. It’s simply much easier to work with for many plugs. Saves screen space. More straightforward. A lot of plugs have bloated GUIs when there are only 3-4 params.
If a plug-in has no GUI (lots of older plugs or utilities), the plug should not even -allow- a blank GUI mode. It should simply launch in Generic Editor mode. If you can implement #1 this can be worked around.