I don't really like scrolling through from left to right or vice versa...Plus, it's painful after adding a friend, need to scroll back to left to add another friends.
My suggestion is Nintendo should change its interface just like Home Menu style. Each blocks represent your added friend with their own Mii avatar. Online friend will have a green dot, just like a game shows a Streetpass notification, while offline friend shows nothing.
Of course, Nintendo can make this as optional style if other people don't want to change at all. It should have a setting to revert back the old style interface.
To be more accurate, I made this little example of friend list interface design to show how is my idea about this.
(Copy paste this URL to your browser) http://filesmelt.com/dl/New_screen_design.png
The only part that changed is just touch screen part..The upper screen will be default since I have no problem with it at all. I only complaint with the touch screen interface.
I hope Nintendo can make change something like this.
#2GonTo30Posted 8/24/2011 5:06:12 PM
Hmmm, I don't know. It just doesn't feel like something Nintendo would do. --- 3DS owner waiting for Super Mario 3D Land
#3GuessMyUserNamePosted 8/24/2011 5:28:49 PM
that looks muuuch better
I also find it annoying how it doesn't list your friends in order of their online status. I much prefer just looking at the friends list and right away seeing my online friends, it's weird that you have to scroll through all your offline friends to find out who's online --- http://img.imgcake.com/GuessMyUserName/tumblrlpvyb5DlkE1r1xnw9o1500em.gif