'It is really quite logical once you get the hang of it' does seem a bit of a contradiction in terms.
It may be logical, but it isn't intuitive. Intuitive would have been a left to right flow, with a clear structure, and less distracting side bars (I hate the design of those scrolling side bars).
That said, I have made a little progress in understanding it, but this is not a great interface, in fact it sucks compared to v1.8. Given the cost of the software, I think the interface needs a lot of improvement.
I just went back to v1.8 and it's a lot less distracting. Flicking between the 2, I'd much rather prefer v1.8 with the top right pane used for the styles.
In v2, clicking between the Tour, Style and Build tabs, you could be switching between different software packages from different companies. Apart from the use of grey, there's little consistency in the styling. It just doesn't feel as a good a workspace as v1.8. A step back rather than forward.
You were right about importing v1.8 projects losing settings. Fortunately this won't affect me dramatically as I'm a newb, but if I had a library of projects that imported without control bar, little planet intro, remembering file name, path or html template, I'd be pretty annoyed.
I guess I'll just have to plod on until Kolor get round to actually documenting this train wreck of an interface so that I can fully understand and operate it due to my desperate lack of logic
Just found another couple of bugs/annoyances which I'll start a new thread for.