Well, I'll take a slight issue with that. ... you do better!
My comparison was just about the position of the badges not the superior implemantation of the other details.
This should be doable right now,
I know. Already started playing around with overlays of file and folder icons. This is more or less a question to answer by upcomming themes.
The only question I have about it, was whether we can find some kind of commonly used settings to be used by themes to control such visual details. While settings like
bold_folder_labels settings are already "standardized", some more might be required to ensure theme authors can make use of a common set of settings to enable to tweak the GUI via settings.
I think users might be annoyed if each theme would use different settings for the same basic things in the futuere.
Here is a list of some settings which might be worth thinking about to be used to tweak the appeareance of themes. This is just a very personal list of settings which have been implemented into https://github.com/SublimeTextIssues/Core/issues/2683/DA Light.zip. Not all of them might be worth a standard, but things like
show_vcs_status_badges probably do.
// Whether to show the disclosure buttons in the sidebar
// Whether to show folder and file icons in the sidebar
// Whether to show the tab scroll buttons
// Whether to show the show tabs dropdown button
// Whether to show the show panel button in the status bar
// Whether to show the show panel close button in the status bar
// Controls whether to show vcs status badges in the side bar