I agree with @peter09aug2016
, there is a need for a BASIC edition of Macrium Reflect for those who want a simple but reliable Backup and Restore software without the frills.
There could be an option to upgrade to the PRO edition (the existing MR) when one has gained confidence.
The more advanced features would be excluded from the BASIC edition. The average client, who just uses his computer for email, word processing, spreadsheets and photographs will probably have never heard of viBoot or SQL.
It is not easy to find your way around the Macrium Reflect interface
I also agree with the comment that the font size should be larger.
Of course, the BASIC edition would require a basic user-manual, which would be a lot smaller than the existing one.
I have recently looked at EasyUS Todo Backup. This does not have all the features found in MR but does have a very clear, intuitive, and well laid out interface.
The user can easily create personalised plans (tasks) from three backup plan types - Disk, System and File. For instance, you may create and name the following tasks.
These tasks are listed in a column on the left with options to Backup, Restore or Edit on the right.
A Schedule Strategy (backup time and frequency) can be assigned to each task.
Also, a Reserve Strategy (how long the backup is retained before being overwritten) can be assigned to each task.
You can enable/disable a Pre-OS. so that it appears as an alternative to Windows 10 on the (blue) boot screen.
I see, from community forums such as Ten Forum, that many 'experts' think that MR is the best thing since sliced bread. So, a BASIC edition would allow Joe Blogs to get started without being confused by the advanced features.
Windows 11 Home v22H2, Microsoft Edge, Macrium Reflect 8, Windows Defender, Malwarebytes Premium.
LibreOffice 7, Mailbird.