I never been satisfied the way gnome handles local/network devices and removable media. This is the main reason I started working on media-applet. With the 0.4 release I reached all my main goal and to people telling me what’s next I answered that I would have liked to work on integration between media-applet and gnome.
And now I have some good results… Currently I integrated media-applet with gnome-format to easily format removable media and with gnome-bluetooth for browsing and sending files to bluetooth devices. This is not much but I think this could be a starting point for rethinking the way gnome manages devices.
A screenshot is more than thousand words..