About hiding or making read-only the colpos… I am honest… I don’t know if it is a good idea, because sometimes (by accident or whatever) the wrong colPos is set and you deny one possibility to change it quickly (yes you can do it with drag and drop, but it is not always the easiest method)
I agree with that!
I have just realized that maybe you could already make a “hard-core-mode”… with the be_groups ACL. Am I right?
you can already exclude the colPos from the eyes of the editors. Just as a wild idea, would it be possible to include in TYPO3 some “pre-filled” ACL (for profiles like “editor”, “advanced editor” etc? - obviously they would be editable - IMO writing the ACL by scrolling the infinite list of fields is one of the most time-consuming activities for the integrator)