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I’ll start by saying thanks again to those of you who posted UI suggestions on my first how-the-heck-do-I-make-a-better-UI?! post.  I spent a good part of my little staycation playing with Grid and Clique, and while I have the feeling that they or VuhDo have the potential to be better for me than HealBot, my healing was headed downhill during my 25-man progression raid using them (largely, I think, due to lack of familiarity), so I turned them off again.

I added SpartanUI, Bartender 4 and Chatter to help clean up my screen and have come to an “interim UI” place.  Spartan UI is great for my non-healing characters and pretty good for my healing ones.  While this will not be my final UI, this is certainly a happy compromise with what I had before.  Below are my “before” and “after” pics.

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Current UI (admittedly only in a party of 1 post-raid) - Boring and Occasionally Too Cluttered

Current UI (admittedly only in a party of one post-raid) - Boring and Occasionally Too Cluttered - (Healbot is teeny tiny above my head here and see-through.)

Until I started raiding, I never gave a lot of consideration to my UI or my add-ons.  I had Outfitter, Auctioneer and Cartographer.  But that was pretty much it.  When I got invited into my first raid I got Deadly Boss Mods and away I went.

Healing two 25-man raids later after having to drag all the names out from the raid screen, position and reposition and click wildly during the boss fights, and I gratefully took a fellow raider’s advice and downloaded Healbot.  At first, Healbot was an absolute revelation.  But as time wears on, I feel like I’m not getting the best use out of my current UI.  Sometimes Healbot and DBM have epic battles mid-boss fight where the only loser is the poor person whose name happens to be covered in green writing.  So I know I can find a better way.  I have some time on my hands over the next few days, so I’m hoping to tweak it.

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