Actually the whole friend interface if very cumbersome and unusable. We need not only to see if a friend is active, or not, but need the availability of that person. I get multiple requests to join a game when I am already in one because PCEA does not change status when a game starts up. The messages to decline do not include an option to respond to person who invited you, just 3 generic canned messages. Flash version lets you write a response indicating that you will be available in XXX minutes or whatever you want.
Also needed is ability to message a friend, so if you have a scheduled game (especially in a country club tournament) you can contact that person with your available schedule. My ability to do this in flash is messed up so I can't even do it there, & I didn't want a complete wipe of my record to get it fixed. I decided I would wait for feature in PCEA.
I am wondering now if any of these VERY usefull features will ever be endorsed by PCEA, if not I may just give wgt up and find something else to do. That would be sad because I really enjoy the game and am accepting the different play on PCEA. Yes a lot of game play improvements have been made, but little else. It would be nice when an update is made that it would have a message indicating what was changed. Also a good forum where we can see what is planned and when they may be expected.