If anyone things he makes better mixes without visual aids, there's this very old trick :
close Your eyes !
You are right, I actually do that a lot. I also have knobs and faders so its not a big deal for me personally, but for those who use the mouse most of the time, it might be a nice bonus feature to be able to switch numbers on and off.
It begs the question though, how many decisions do we make with our eyes and how many with our ears looking at numeric values most of the time? There are too many tasks you cant do in DAW with your eyes closed, that's the whole point.
haha, exactly my thoughts!
"oh, all those values, I cannot mix this way!" - ouch
Did you notice in my post how I suggest it to be optional? That way you can have numbers, but you are also able to turn them off as well. Options are good, right?