I third that!
But what I'm really here to find out is how to get color icons in the sidebar. In PF 7 you could save a custom sidebar and it would have colors.
What is Apple's problem with color for heaven's sake?
I downgraded from PF8 back to PF7, so I can't be super specific... but you definitely can get color icons in the sidebar in PF8.
If I remember correctly, you can find the sidebar view options within the sidebar. Look for a dropdown or settings menu in the sidebar. I could be wrong about that, but I'm sure that I found a color icons menu in PF8 for the sidebar.
We are really sorry about this not working anymore. The API for that functionality (syncing "Favorites" and in general all those "Recent…" lists) was deprecated and abandoned a long time ago. In each new version of PF it worked worse. We tried having that as long as possible, but we cross the point at which it became a liability and not feature. It became a real pain, both in customer support and code maintenance. We don't want to make any kind of excuses here, but in this case, it's really Apple to blame. As far as we know, no other 3rd party application offers that sort of synchronization, even if they did they gave up a long time ago. We kept it as long as possible, but the burden of supporting it became just too overwhelming for the benefits it provides.
But please note that we are actively working on improving PathFinder.
And the current version doesn't have to be the final one.