I am systematically going through the entire interface to N8 and simplifing the controls, reducing the amount of button presses, and making everything super obvious. But first we need to get rid of the unnecessary bits.
Click to move = gone
Clicking on a player shows the name tag.
Clicking on an item(hat sword etc) shows the "That is a..."
Clicking on a dropped item in range causes you to walk and pick up the item.
Clicking on a block in a mode besides Build shows the "That is a..."
Clicking on a Block in Build mode selects it. A Gizmo like the one in the Maker will appear, along with a menu displaying: Place, Attach Place, Copy, Delete, Advanced
Advanced toggles the display of text precision editing, snap selection, global and local gizmo, detach, attach, and rename.
All the old key combo's (ctrl click to place) will still work as shortcuts. There are more changes coming as well, but these are the first to go in, and even here in the hotel I've been able to get a lot of this done. :D
Also, much thanks to Wizard and FingerFactor for brainstorming all of this while we were at the GDC.