Rossj wrote:
I must be a weirdo because I think it is *still* too complicated. I fully expect some semiotician to arrive and tell me I am crazy, but a quick straw poll - what does the red circle mean? Or the green triangle pointing right? What's with the far too prominent help?

I must be blind or something but I can't see a green triangle in that screenshot... And the red circle thing, is there anyone who doesn't know what that means? Casette players, VCRs, and even my parents' brand new DVR all use it. Plus if you really don't know, it says "Start recording" right next to it, that ought to be a hint. Smiley

Rossj wrote:
While I think about it - what is the grey box for? Does it show progress or a waveform (so I can see when I am talking too loudly - something I do a lot)?

It shows volume, so you can use it to see when you're talking too loud. No waveform though.