Although I don't need it I can understand why people want separate volume controls. The notification centre, on the other hand, is completely unnecessary and I've never seen a good reason given for one. It seems to get so much publicity and I think that most of the noise is coming from the Android crowd who wouldn't use WP anyway.
There are other improvements (such as the ability to close applications from the multitasking screen) that are more urgently needed. Heck, even VPN seems more urgent than a notification screen and I'm sure TPreston is the only person who really needs that
Notification center is needed to manage notifications. I understand the live tile part but there is also the alert part of notifications.
I get notifications from,
- 2 Personal email
- 1 Work email
- Calendar reminders.
- Out of this, I don't want to be notified for work email but there is no way to do it currently.
- I want to customize alert sounds for WhatsApp and Lync. Today we only have one single alert for all apps.
- I want "quiet hours" feature for notifications especially on WhatsApp and Calendar.
Compound that with no separate volume control and it is a real pain.