I have to admit for all we have waited for this feature, I'm a bit underwhelmed. I understand Team Meat isn't exactly a big dev team, so it is unrealistic to expect too much, but I did expect something a tad more user friendly and customizable, or at very least with the full character roster used in Devmode (No AH, MB&BAG, and perhaps most tragic, no Potato Boy). I was holding off on Devmode because I thought the UI and features for this would be significantly better. I don't want to be too harsh, but this is honest feedback.
I didn't really expect it to be better so it's not like my expectations have been deceived, but I hate that some of the features which I found really convenient in devmode have actually disappeared (remembrance of level names upon loading/saving, copy/pasted objects would retain their properties, to name a few).
If anything, I feel that the level editor is a step down from devmode. It took quite some time to master and it wasn't obvious, but if you were willing to learn it, it became very simple to use and you could do very good stuff with it. However, the level editor cannot do anything that devmode couldn't, so I can't even say it's an improvement.
Yeah, I pretty much feel the same way. When you couple those comments with no u/l management (which will result in 9 billion duplicate levels and chapters), and no saving in SMW (so you can't even know what you've played already, or how you did on a level), then no leaderboards, actual warpzones, A+s, or bandages that show that you've gotten them, and I'm rather sad about the whole thing.
I really love this game so much, which is the only reason I even have an emotional response about this in the first place. It's nothing bad on Team Meat, they're good people and have made a phenomenal product and it's worth every dollar and then some. I just want it to be as perfect a package as I imagine in my head. It's already so close, it would just be a shame to stop just short of being the best it could be. I'm very thankful for all the time and effort that's been put into the editor, SMB, and SMW, so please don't think this is intended to be a negative post. I just wanted to share my opinion with you guys since you've all become people who's opinions I care about and respect.