First I want to thank all at Maidsafe for working so hard to get this update out, several working very late. I wish you wouldn’t stretch so hard if I’m honest, but am also very grateful that you put so much in.
I think the end result will be very close to this (it already is for the things most none technical people will want to do). You have just the browser, and from there will be able to do everything using Web apps (ie SAFE websites), some of which can be links within the browser and so function as if they are built in - nothing else to install.
The Web hosting manager and other extras (the Launcher is no longer needed at all), are not part of the SAFEnetwork solution, they are examples primarily to show developers how to build this, but also serve to help early adopter users and others (investors, journalists, businesses) to get a taste of what is possible, as well as to help us all test the network. They really are never intended for ordinary users, who will be understandably confused by them.
There are arguments for and against building complexity into the browser, but I like the solution we have:
a browser that does the essentials (browse public websites out of the box, create an account if you want to store data, publish comments on other people’s websites etc, allows you to authorise other apps and so on, and gives you instant access to every Web app that is built on SAFEnetwork just by clicking a link).
and if there are things that work better or which you prefer to use as separate applications you will also be able to install and run those separately, but again with control of what data of yours they can access and store handled in one place, within the browser (the Authenticator).
I think this overall gives us the best of both worlds, and meets your wants better than you realise, perhaps even completely.