I tend not to be a person that customizes their interface much. When I started playing Eve I looked around at the various options and I found one very early on.
Combine ships and items into station services.
It makes this happen:
I have absolutely no idea why this is not an automatic setting. It keeps your ships and your items right at hand. I think it would have solved a lot of the rage when the unified inventory was first introduced simply because people 'lost' their stuff. I've showed this to a few people off and on. I just showed it to a vet who was ranting about the UI and he was like, "Oh. This is better."
Note: The Cynabal does not come with the setting.
I remember a stat that only 12% of people use it. I may be absolutely wrong. However, it stayed with me because it seemed like a very small number to use something that was very useful in my opinion. And, isn't that what opinions are for? To try to force everyone to use things exactly as you do? This makes perfect sense to me. I think it should be a default setting. I also think that it would be more intuitive to new players who need to access their 'inventory'.
Or, maybe I'm just weird and the only person that likes this. But, that's okay. Everyone should like it. Everyone.