As Dave describes in this post (http://www.hifi-remote.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=90760#90760):I think when you open RMIR, the first thing you should see is a picture of the remote (the is one of the best things about RM), like the layout tab in RM. Then click a device button (or phantom device button) to assign a setup code or macro. Those details could show on the right like the general tab does today. The other stuff on the general tab (VPT, etc.) could be managed there too. Clicking buttons other than device buttons would let you manage macros, keymoves or learns associated with that button or the whole device upgrade for the active device mode. The other tabs we're used to seeing in IR are great summary views and should be accessible in one form or another, but the bulk of remote management should be accessed from that first graphical page.
A few more specifics on this home/main page I'm talking about. If you click a device button, that sets the active device. If you click any other button, it shows the layout tab in RM for that device upgrade with the button you clicked highlighted. If the button is associated with a device other than the active device, you're given the option to manage keymoves or macros (or learns or special protocols).