I like your suggestion David, however here are a few thoughts:
- I dislike the "Miscellaneous settings" section as its name does not evoke anything at all, and we should make efforts to avoid the simplicity of having a section which holds what does not fit anywhere. This is not usable and a user MUST open the section to know what's inside (loss of the usability). And the next time he/she edits the workshop, he/she'll have forgetten again what this mysterious section hides. My suggestion would be to either move the only setting into another section, or rename the section legend to something more sensible, taking the risk that it would be renamed in the future to hold some more settings.
- If "Workshop features" is collapsed by default, then it should not obstruct the flow of the form and be positioned after the default expanded sections. It would be rather confusing to have a collapsed section lost in the middle of expanded ones.
- I am not a fan of having only one setting set as advanced, especially if the section is already collapsed. If you expand a section, because its legend is clear enough to represent what it contains, then you should not have 1 advanced setting in there. And if you end up with loads of advanced settings, then you probably need a new section.
- Solving the problem of 1 advanced setting can sometime be done by renaming the labels in that section. Clearer names help a user to focus on what he needs to see/edit.
Those are thoughts based on the work done on other forms. I understand that each module is different, but the more we standardise, simplify and add consistency, the easieer it gets for the users.