Re: Window view
'Hell, why are there even windows in the main fuselage?'
To ease the problems of evacuating the aircraft cabin light levels need to be as close as possible to that outside, hence why they dim the lights during take-off and landings at night*. Windows make that fairly easy to do, you'd need unbelievably bright lights to achieve the same effect without windows.
Plus personally I like the view, and it lets me check I'm landing in the right place. No, I don't trust pilots...
*By which I mean it's a regulatory requirement.