Several of you have asked about the results of this survey; I have gathered this information from our developer who is working on this project. Here is what he had to say about it:
"A while ago we posted a survey asking MaplePrimes visitors a number of questions about the Maple user interface. Many people participated in the survey and we were quite happy with the response rate. As of last night, 102 people had completed the survey, and responses still trickle in. We can't release all the results, but we can give a brief summary of the key points of what we learned.
Some of the most used features include copy and paste, plots, matrices, toolbars, and context menus. Some of the features for which people frequently said they "didn't know what that is" includes slide show, document blocks, annotations, explore, and code edit regions. If you haven't tried one or more of these features you should try them out.
We also asked what features were the easiest and most difficult to use. Some of the features the respondents found easiest to use include menus, toolbars, 1-D math input, text mode, and packages. Some of the features that were found to be more difficult to use include document blocks, tables, drawing, 2-D math input, maplets, and spreadsheets.
Thank you again to everyone who responded to the survey. We will continue to work to improve the Maple user interface and the results of this survey will help in that process."