I frequently bump into all kinds of use cases where I get annoyed that SmartSVN doesn't show subdirectories in list views: - Tree-conflicts are almost completely silent until you get to the commit window. If sub-directories w/changed properties or tree-conflicts were shown in the list view, the process of doing complex merges would be much more straightforward. This means that I often have to resort to the command-line client. - The list view is the only place to sort (by last rev, for example), which means that I can't actually see a sorted list of dirs in SmartSVN. There are many more times when this lack has annoyed me that I'm not remembering at the moment. I would be fine with it being a filter option to display directory nodes in the main "files" list view, but I would definitely want that option in other list views as well (repo browser, change lists, etc.) If you take the existence proof of almost every common file manager interface today, you will see that the display of folders within the file-list context is incredibly useful, even when you have folders represented in a separate tree. I just ran into yet another use-case for this: When I refresh remote, I get no visibility on remote sub-directory changes, like an external tag-revision modification. If directories were listable in the files pane, then they would naturally show up with the "remote changes" filter enabled.