Lightroom is a catalog-based application. If you want Lightroom-style functionality, use a Catalog. And that is, in fact, what C1 7 automatically recommends on first launch for new users.
True, but once again, C1 makes you go through hoops/unnecessary steps to accomplish a simple thing. I use a catalog for weddings, a catalog for portraits and a catalog for personal stuff.
LR - create/select the catalog; click import; done (it follows your folder structure)
C1 - create/select the catalog; create an album (you want to separate your work, right?); import
An unnecessary extra step. Also, the name "Recent imports" implies that it will show what you imported last (like in LR). Nope. It shows anything that you used the "Recent Imports" collection as your destination for your import.
Another problem? If you have created an album, and it's highlighted, guess what: you can't create another album under User Collections (everything it's greyed out).
So many common sense mistakes you really wonder if anybody tests these releases before they go out.