Gotta say, I really love the minimalistic interface.
One caveat: On my first day using Atom, I kept forgetting what the key combo for the Command Palette is. D’oh. I was like “I know it’s command-shift-SOMETHING…”
(I also kept forgetting what the Command Palette was called. I remembered ‘Palette’, but the Command part wasn’t exactly coming to mind.)
Might it be possible to make a small concession to graphical cruft and add a single button (say, at the top right) which, when clicked, does the equivalent of command-shift-P? It could even SAY command-shift-P on it.
Another small request is to have the Command Palette say ‘Command Palette’ at the top, say in subdued faded letters. It can be minimalistic, but just a few words and one button can make a big diff.
Please don’t hurt me; I know this reminds one a little bit of the infamous ‘Start Button’
See screenshot for my lousy mockup: http://i.imgur.com/25qBQqU.png