The appdata struggle is real. My glorious SSD has barely any free space so I can't go installing games to it without fear of imminent system failure.
'username' is odd, as the marketplace logins don't even use usernames but email addressed. Lack of both the ability to paste password or see the password without asterisks is a killer for people with more secure passwords that are a pain to type out (20 characters of random letters and numbers of differing cases were never meant to be typed manually).
And this really doesn't need to be fullscreen by default. Steam big picture mode is only really of use to people with their PC hooked up to a TV, which is the vast minority of players. Likewise for this. This kind of UI just ends up being clunkier for mouse and keyboard operation. Especially since very custom UI means you lose all of Windows' accessibility features like tabbing between fields, Shortcut Characters, screen-reader compatibility, etc. That also stands to make actually paying for games a pain too, if I can't paste in certain information or look for it on my computer (it isn't sensible to assume all end-users know how to work Alt-Tab).
Get a 'show password' checkbox, Copy & Pasting for the fields, and start it in a sensibly sized window and you'll have yourselves a good start.
Aaand this is why I never jump on any beta bandwagons.
As for SSDs, GMS games has been using Appdata/Local for ages (due to cross-platform reasons and Microsoft's backwards compatibility incompetence) and since the player only plays GMS games...
There's no particular reason to put the EXEs there, though, really, only the sandbox files. (I'm not sure GMS games are very good with SSDs in general, though, given that those files might get updated quite often even if they're small...).
(20 characters of random letters and numbers of differing cases were never meant to be typed manually).
Correct Horse Battery Staple! Same entropy, easier to type. Shame most systems enforce usage of at least 1 special character, though, but I don't think the Player does.
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