Gentlemen, thanks for checking in and the feedback.
@Aura - have to respectfully disagree. The Dashboard is there to give me the quick details (like Last Scan was xxxx).
Sure, a few extra clicks really isn't that big of a deal but neither is reaching into my glove box to find out when my next oil change is due. Or, I could glance up at the little sticker they put on my window for that reason and know instantly.
Two more clicks to get a piece of information, it's not that bad.
Again, it really isn't, but then why even create a Dashboard? I can get to every item that's on the Dashboard with about two clicks, so heck, let's just toss it out.
And Aura, please note that the generic frustration posted here is not towards you, just the UI Changes in MBAM. I do appreciate you taking the time to give me some requested feedback, even if I don't agree with it.
@quietman7 - many thanks for the link.
Quite the spirited discussion going on over there in the MBAM Forums. Apparently I'm not the only one that found the Smiley Face a bit playful or silly (big kudos for one of the MBAM Forum Regulars - daledoc1 - for giving voice to this).
Sadly I've only seen one or two other people check in regarding my sorely-missed "Last Scan was..." feature that they removed from the Dashboard. It is a lot of wasted real estate at the bottom, esp. with the obnoxious size of the Scan Now button. I had an old account over at those Forums, which was a little too specific for my tastes so I'm not sure I'll post it there.
Perhaps I'll send them an old fashion email / message via the Contact Us page at their website.
And, given the discussion going on over there, I don't think we've seen the end of the development / changes going on with the UI, so who knows?