Hi, I saw on the AMA that it was a design choice to not let the friends list be minimized. I understand that it's a hassle to display stuff behind it because it changes. I just want to register this consideration into any discussion on the topic.
I stream on twitch and a while back I had some trolls watching and they saw my friends list and started harassing the people on my list. Ever since then I keep my list minimized when streaming. Now on the new client I can't minimize so I would really like the option to hide it somehow. You don't have to put anything behind it, I'm fine with a little negative space.
Oh and I'd really like to be able to block people again.