Because of that, I've decided that I'm going to go ahead and spearhead this, but I feel like I will be a little more effective if I get feedback.
There's a catch, though: If you are a seasoned GZDoom veteran (like 99% of you on this forum are), you probably see what I see and don't see what's really important.
So the focus of this is a novice GZDoom user. If you have friends who use GZDoom very rarely, or have never even used it before, that's the person whose feedback I would find to be most valuable here. Short of that, we can only guess and speculate what the best options might be.
The basic idea behind the menu revamp is to put only the most relevant and important options front and center, and stick everything else behind an "Advanced" menu. Development of the "advanced" options menu will continue as it always has, where the "simplified" menu will need to be reviewed somewhat regularly and pruned in order to cut bloat.
For now I am going to release this as a mod - but a branch based on this mod has already been made. If anyone can provide feedback from your family and friends who are complete GZDoom novices, it would be most helpful. Thank you!
(Yes, I plan to do something similar to Raze in the near future)