I found the nag screen more annoying than the previous versions. I mean going through it twice? C'mon. (It also looks uglier. ;X)
You won't get that nag screen if you register.
I can't find a way to get stop notified nicks appearing in treeview without disabling notify entirely. (Which I don't want since I use it for reclaiming my nick(s).)
Right click treebar > notify list > none.
The window count seems to be incorrect. (Status window one for connection id one seems to be 20 for some reason.)
The connection ID is just that - an ID. It doesn't have to count upwards in any particular recognisable fashion. In any event, the connection ID for my status window seems to always be 1, so I'm not sure what's happening on your end.
And $tip() seems to be broken for me. ;o
What's not working for you?
And there are other reasons which I can't be assed to think of right now.
You haven't even given it chance yet, and half of your "problems" aren't problems at all. The same can probably be said for other reasons you dislike the new version.