Notes 8.5 will have fewer icons in the Notes Mail template:
So, in Notes 8.5 you will see an Inbox that's easier to scan, with 10 improved icons for mail message types. The biggest changes are removing the icon for read mail and using a blue star for unread mail. We also adjusted meeting workflow items so that the most time-dependent ones (e.g., new invitation, reschedules, cancellations) stand out and those that are not so time-dependant (e.g., an invitee has accepted your meeting) are subtler. No other changes were made to the icon grid.
This is something I want to see a lot more: manufacturers removing things from their product instead of adding.