I still think we are speaking of two different software here.
One is made only by ABP "engine" and a default filter set with no GUI but the current "disable/enable" options.
The other is current ABP as Firefox "power tool" that stands out among similar tools right for its inspecting and filter composing features.
Users of the first tool don't need the second and vice-versa, they stand in each other's way.
I also see Chrome users preferring the "stripped" ABP since they apparently like the "dumbification", while Firefox traditionalists would probably pick the "full" ABP for the opposite reason.
By hiding ABP features you are going to annoy people like me who want to be in control of what ABP does and in the same time you are providing lots of unnecessary stuff to people who just want to have stuff "automagically" removed from Web pages. But I understand the need of keeping ABP development as simple as possible. I just hope once I switch the "hidden" features I still get ABP as it is.
Sorry if I have repeated myself.