The UI is simultaneously one of the most transparent and important parts of a game. EverQuest II
doesn't have a bad one by any means, but the designers apparently aren't content with the current setup. They're already promising major changes to hit the test server in just over a week -- to coincide with game update 57 -- and among the many mechanical changes going along with the update will be a major UI overhaul.
A post earlier today
by lead programmer Greg "Rothgar" Spence
confirmed that the team is re-skinning the default interface, as well as modifying several windows alongside it. While he's scant on providing exact details, he promises that players will get a chance to experience everything on the test servers very shortly. Although there are some concerns in the the thread
regarding what the changes might mean for existing custom UIs, most seem cautiously optimistic. EverQuest II
players should be ready for the test server in just over a week, with the patch likely not too far in the future past that.