AGGGH. The thing I like about Microsoft’s file dialogs is that they don’t get in the way and they let me do what I want.
The thing that makes be so angry with the GNOME dialogs and with quite a lot of GNOME things is that they make it so simple it becomes quite complicated to do things that are simple under windows.
Under windows I can paste a filename into a file open dialog and press ENTER - job done!
Under GNOME, I have to click through a bit at a time, waiting 10 seconds for the dialog to populate the file listing at some points, and then finally locate the file I need. I hate it. I hate GNOME when it makes me do that.