This proves my point exactly. Also: I knew Tekkub would bite. Predictable, much? Anyway, who cares. The bit I added to this thread was irrelevant and off-topic -- back to what you were argu-- err, discussing.
so i would say give your users a way to customize the info displayed instead of having the display addon jump through hoops to format things
Yes. It's incredibly stupid to think displays should have any idea whatsoever of how to configure most of the output from these DOs. And if you think your DO doesn't need any options, then you just don't care about your users. People like to tweak stuff. Only in the simplest of cases could there ever be just one way to do something.