Personally, I use icon view as a quick & dirty image preview. In the Mac OS
finder, command-1, -2, -3, and -4 map to icon, list, column and coverflow
views—once your fingers learn the quick switch, there's no One Best View,
you just use whatever's most suited to a given task. Icon view is useful for
hetrogenous selections, as well as being the default view of the
desktop; I think it would be weird to dispense with it. That said,
dispensing with it may be unusual enough to open up some interesting
possibilities and be worth exploring.
> > From my personal experience, only noobs use the icon view because > they don't know how to switch it. I am considering not having an > icon view with this specific app...Does anyone know why icon view is > normally default?