Anyone else wondering what's the big idea with the material UI in Revit (and general materials organizational breakdown)? It took a weird turn a few versions back and has just mutated into a cluster of funky organizational issues. I use Revit in conjunction with 3d studio often, yet don't want to sacrifice the clarity and simplicity of the Revit UI to make it feel more exotic in the materials department. Really... Revit is a BIM tool and every step of it's experience I expect to reflect some sort of building organizational classification clarity- the materials UI isn't there.
To their credit, the Revit development team has been juggling user complaints about rendering in Revit for ages. I remember the acurender dark ages... Revit has come a long way since then. I wonder if the materials UI is suffering in its organization clarity because there have been so many stakeholders to appease along it's developmental path - and it's original design intent has been lost.