Not trying to put words in tvalley's mouth, but on his #1 suggestion, I think I know what he means.
I use a lot of templates, and make full use of the page components. I also appreciate that there are a wide variety of fields I CAN use in my "mostly" html template.
I think what he means is to have the ability to completely turn off the "page properties" and "page body" sections and create them manually in an html component that allows some currently missing tags such as:
- Images (#1, #2, etc)
- Shipping (ALL options - not just the first one)
If we could do that, we could create a completely custom template that didn't work within any confines.
Oh...and external pics really are a must. I've had my own webstore for nearly 4 years, and it uses the same exact pics I use in my ebay auctions. Because of aw2k's internal naming and storage scheme, I have to keep a seperate ftp space for my auction pics. I like the way it handles pics - but to have the option of just linking to existing pics (just like we have the "gallery image url" option), would be a real space saver in both ftp space as well as database space.
On that same subject, a "preview" button for the gallery image url (even if all it did was open an html window with the pic), would be VERY useful so I can verify that I got the URL right. If Thom ever added this ability to pics in general, the same preview would be useful.