I will have to say that as much as I compliment the team on wanting the synther to work for everyone with as few unnecessary requirements or strain put on the system resources, I feel like a few common questions such as "Why can't I push the 'Synth' button?" could be easily resolved by adding some tasteful subtle animations by using WPF for the interface, rather than Windows Forms or whatever you're currently using.
If it was going to eat up my RAM that would be better spent reconstructing my synths, though, I guess a more vibrant synther is an acceptable sacrifice.
Also, I'm assuming that this dedicated panorama case will be built into the synther itself, rather than forcing people to use ICE. If not, then things are getting far too fragmented between installing Silverlight, the synther and D3D viewer (don't take D3D away yet...), and downloading the Photography Guide separately. Going to download ICE as one more separate piece is really taking things too far.