Thanks for all the comments about my "Reply with Internet-Style History" posting earlier this week.
I should not have been surprised that it turned out to be about a lot more than the wording of one choice!
The good news is that we do indeed plan to have a "split button", where just clicking the word will give Samantha the default choice. (We know that the line separating the label from the down arrow is a bit too subtle, we're working on that)
Our current plan is to have the default be "Reply with History". And, when you respond about this, please make the distinction between what admins want (as keepers of quotas) compared to what you think is the right thing for business users (As doers of jobs where mail quotas get in the way.) Ideally, we can make both roles happy.
In another mail product that I worked on with designer Jodi Coppinger (former designer of the DWA mail template) , we did allow users to set a preference on what the default was, and then we always still supplied the other options-- they were just not the default. In our testing, nobody ever found or set the preference, however, so we did not focus on providing such a preference for Hannover.
On a personal note, no, there is no corresponding Moose costume to go with the flying squirrel costume. (And the squirrel tail is done, but only pinned onto the brown fleece part of the "flying" suit. That might have to suffice. Thank goodness for safety pins). However, in keeping with the general theme of "fractured fairy tales", my other daughter is going as little BLUE Riding hood.