I use Hype to make portals for websites, it helps me make slideshows and often to narrate a story. The timeline is superb for that. I am not a programmer, you certainly don’t have to be when using Hype Professional.
It would be great if you could organise the UI in a way that made the stage more of the centre point. Frankly make the stage more prominent, but still give easy access to the tools. If not in Hype 4, then in Hype 5, but that feels like an eternity!
I also miss a tool that allows me to make a line. Now I have to start making a rectangle, make it long and thin. Like crossing the brook to fetch water…
Apart from this, Hype is just superb. The fact that you can export to HTML 5 is so valuable!
Best wishes from Helge in Sweden.