Originally Posted by 9to5cynic
I really am not a fan of the layout in the gimp either, but that's because I used photoshop first. I hear there is a Gimpshop project, where they use the photoshop layout using GIMP. Ya might want to give that a go.
When I first started using the GIMP (for serious work), I did NOT like its interface at all. It was like...all over the place! Bits and pieces all over my screen, and I hated it. However, I've adjusted mine so that everything now opens where I want and is sized how I want. Its look now is more like a one-window app, rather than a messy multi-window, all over the place app.
BTW, I tried GIMP's single-window version when it was first available, and it had too many bugs. It was more hassle than it was worth. So I reverted back to an older, multi-window version, but like I said it LOOKS neat and single-window-ish now. I haven't bothered trying later revisions of the single-window version because I'm so used to mine now it really isn't an issue.