Zen mode is a good idea; I've tried it but it's not for me. When I start a game I often look at the opponent's ratings in different time controls (mouse hovering over their username).
Zen mode has its reason for being, but the opposite does its.
Any chance to get a visual representation of opponents' ratings at a glance near their username, right when starting a game and not requiring hovering or clicking?
For standard chess ratings it could be a small graph (no figures or labels), with lines for each time control category marking the viewer's rating and the opponent's, and a couple of other lines to give context to the first ones (the "other lines" might be ratings percentiles 25 and 75; and the graph's bottom and top would be 0 and 100; or a similar idea).
Colours might make it even more rapidly apparent how those ratings compare.
It might be an idea to show the same in ratings popups even when not in a game, but still as popups (continuing to require hovering).
To clarify, I'm not suggesting the current way of displaying ratings in popups be removed.
Does anyone else see benefit in having this developed at some point?