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Much of what you have specified in this RFE has been available for some time. The IBM i has a couple of GUI based interfaces that do provide a modern interface, searching, point and click.
The IBM Navigator for i web based solution has a very rich set of features and functions for managing and accessing the system. In addition, the IBM Access for Mobile offering provides a similar set of rich feature / function but targeted for the Mobile user.
Navigator for i -- https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/IBM%20i%20Technology%20Updates/page/IBM%20Navigator%20for%20i
IBM Access for Mobile - https://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/software/i/access/mobile.html
In addition, we have been on a journey the past several years, creating new ways to access and manage aspects of the operating system using SQL. There is now a rich set of SQL Services that offer in many cases enhanced function for accessing and managing aspects of the IBM i. Details on the list of available services can be found on developer works - https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/IBM%20i%20Technology%20Updates/page/DB2%20for%20i%20-%20Services
Examples and usage of these services can be found in the Insert from Examples page that is shipped with the Access Client Solutions product. https://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/software/i/access/solutions.html