Breaking the egg

Anecdotal evidence suggests that most people use the folder view switching arrows once, at startup, to switch to the view they want to use.  After that, any clicks are accidental and frustrating.  I’m thinking of removing that line entirely, and using the space to display more folders.  (People would still be able to use the menu to switch views, just like all the other display options for that tab.)

Thoughts?  How often do all of you use the folder view switching arrows?