Notes haters gotta hate.
I've written code to FTP data to mainframes, reformet CSV files for JIT server treatment, send webservice requests to the proper server for data processing - all without using anything other than the Notes Designer.
It is one hell of a powerful tool.
But the client ? Even I must admit that that thing is a dinosaur that the metor missed. It needs not a redesign, it needs to die in fire and be entirely replaced with something else.
But for development ? I can do anything.
I hope IBM will finally put some marketing muscle behind the next version.