Two other thoughts for improvements:
1. The spell check does not have an option to add a word. Can that be fixed? I would like to see "Xfce" (among others) added to the list.
2. How do we add other smilies to the lineup?
The best place for feature requests is the Xfce Bugzilla, also what do you mean smiles to lineups?
:? I believe it was you who wrote "Any suggestions, problems etc can all be posted here." Note the word "suggestions". Maybe we're using different languages or something. Its so confusing sometimes. :-|
Also, as I type this in the composition window, there is a row of smilies from which one can select.