I like the shadow beside the minimap. But I can't move the minimap to show the right end of the view content. I have to use the (upps, they are still visible) scrollbar, which means moving cross the monitor with the mouse.
I detected a lot of unused real estate in the status bar. Maybe some parts can be reserved for plugins - just an idea.
Jon, please don't let your development drive to much by userecho. It is a good system to see what user want. This maybe something they have seen in widespread products, but which may not suite to a minimal GUI. If you follow them, sublime text may become someday something usual.
Please be the "Benevolent Dictator For Life" of Sublime Text.