Up to the previous Ubuntu versions you could easily switch on a status line at the bottom of the files browser, which showed useful infos like the amount of free disk space, number of files in directory, number of selected files and amount of data of selected files.
How do I get these informations with Raring Ringtail?
Imagine you want to copy a 5 GB file to a USB drive or memory stick and the computer just says "not enough free space" - how should you know whether you have to delete just a few MB to make it fit or wheter the device is full? And when you multi-select files to copy or delete, do you then have to calculate by yourself?
Soemtimes I really wonder how others are using their computer when a feature is removed that seems to be totally essential. Maybe they have tons of terabytes of hard disk drives and a couple of 64+ GB flash memory sticks so they never run out of free space.