The buddy/ignore list is one of the most useful pages on E. In fact, it is the page I come in on. Knowing which of the people you RP with is online is extremely important. This raises an important question: why is it so hard to get to?
I have it bookmarked because it takes at least two clicks to get to. Not to mention, it isn't where one would expect... before I bookmarked it, I often had to search for it. I mean, it would make more sense to be in members than profile. After going to profile you have to know to look in the modify profile drop down.
I'm sure this makes sense for the sake that this is how you edit it, but after I found it, I can't imagine not knowing about it. It seems like something anybody who adds friends to their buddy lists would want.
tl;dr, you should make a shortcut to the buddy list that is in/on the main menu.