Thanks for the feedback. I have been struggling with GUI since the beginning of this project. The previous attempt with the GUI using a transparent system was indeed great approach.
However, I felt, I don't know if it is just me or the fact that I look at the same thing every single day when I work on this, but it felt incomplete and not really classic-rpgish similar to xeen or realms of arkania... it looked too modern for the style I am trying to go for.
Keep in mind that was just my opinion. I feel using the MM8-ish like GUI it gives a more complete and traditional feel, again IMO. However, nothing is written in stone for the GUI yet... I am sure there will be a couple more changes before LOE -Armageddon is complete. Please free to throw some more ideas at me. Feedback is very important to this project.
Realms of Arkania:
And this is what I was trying to do with the transparency, similar to Wizardry (in mine faces are at bottom rather then on each side) but is more modern than traditional IMO.