@clevername27 The expanding interface is probably the best compromise when considering primary use cases and the addition of more in depth features for power users.
The long-standing alternative is tabs or pages.
The expanding interface affords the ability to see primary and more advanced or less common use case controls all at once if it’s appropriate for the user. The Arturia compressor is a good example of this. Instead of clicking a tab or a page to see the extra controls, you never leave the primary view.