The registration form for new customers is not customizable enough. Problems are:
- It is not selectable which fields are required and/or visible
(i.e.: the telephone number is totally useless for a shop selling only downloadable products)
- It is not possible to add custom fields
The second problem is partially solved by a plugin ( http://www.magentocommerce.com/extension/1037/checkout-fields-manager ), but it’s neither as good integrated as a core component, nor it’s free.
Nevertheless, the first problem is even worse, because it’s only solveable by hacking several files and it can be influenced by an update of Magento. Therefore this should be urgently adressed.
Thanks in advance for your labor,
ps: everyone should vote please to make the developers have a look into it