I've had this UI going for a while now.
For every toon:
This is what I am running with for all my toons, sorcerer/fvs/Anything but Wizard lol get less bars on left though.
All of my characters use this set-up...and no character I have has more than 6 visible bars at once (and one visible bar is set for my Razer Naga with numberpad keys 1-0/-/+, so my controls may look a bit off)...keeps my screen clear so I can see what's happening, while most item swaps are used through scrolling through bars (unless I'm a melee).
On a side-note, man I miss being a FvS on Wruntjunior. :P Had to go pretty far back to find a screenshot that didn't have an item covering the ui, or else a bragging screenshot (no character sheet or inventory open :P), though.
I may have missed it in reading through the thread, but I noticed some folks don't have a Focus orb on screen...how do you do that???
My default setup for all characters:
Wow! <<hugs for all!!>>
I'll have to post new ones for Update 14.
1-4 (varies based on toon) horizontal bars squished into the top left as well as I can. I use + and - to scroll around the main bar a lot.
Wizard has the most bars.
All others are this same setup, minus bars if I don't need them. I subtract bars evenly from the middle and right hand column of hot bars depending on need.
here ya go: my UI setup. note the hot keys.. I use lots and lots of hot keys. I keep many of them on visable bars sdo I can change setups easier in quest.
I use this exact same setup for all my characters. With only one exception, those who can cast Teleport have an extra vertical bar over on the far right side of the screen.
ATI 6770 HD w/3x24"monitors @ 5760x1080 display view
Had to shrink my image so I could post it in here.
Will have to do another screen capture now that I have levelled and filled my hotbars back in.
nothing too fancy, but it works perfectly for me, especially with a pretty decent amount of hotbars. I, along with most everyone else, try to keep a good balance between having easy access to all my stuff and still being able to see what's going on around me. I also abuse the keymapping system :P using the mouse is for slow pokes :D hotkeys ftw!