2.) Gives their clan a slight advantage for newer players
If that isn't enough of a reason then I'm not sure what else to tell you...
I like how the UI is, however if "I" needed one I'd get into making one. If I made one that looked nice and helped someone preform better I'd only release it to those I felt I should.
Thus, it's the creator's choice to release said skin. Also, this is not a "mod" it's a UI.
While I personally would enjoy to use this UI, I don't "require" it as I have a mod that can fill the need. This one of course is better, but I don't care enough in that situation. If there wasn't any UIs at all I'd learn to create one to my liking.
There are other public ui mods that do this. Saints is one. There's also moving a detached chat window and resizing it and using a corner for a more accurate crosshair. Then there's always the marker or sticker on the monitor trick.
This is why i fail to see a good reason to not make it public.
Also, mods can be ui's, and ui's are mods. This subforum is even titled "Custom UI Mods"
This post has been edited by thedemoninside: 09 March 2013 - 10:22 AM