Everything new thing has to appear bloated because they are new, synfig studio being the exception.
You'll soon start making your non-bloated software ;).
Haha, I have actually used synfig studio, it is rather bloated. I guess the word I should say is cramped? And you are right, I should say "from my point of view" because it might not be the case to someone else. Although, when comparing it to something like Scite (interface wise) it does look a bit much "to a beginner I guess." hehe.
It is good to have features, and I am sure Apple took a little more care than others about which features they included, and I am also sure those extra features help things get done faster, but I just want something less intimidating for now.
I guess I was being a little definitive.