Ok I found another topic, which explained using explorer if you dont want the local view, I remeber trying it in the past and it looked aweful but just played around with it set it to almost look like the other view (obviously minus the local browser).
As replied here: https://winscp.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=95831#95831
This is a great solution, always felt the local file browser was a waste of space...
2 problems with the explorer view though, there is no "up a directory" folder at the top so if you have the tree disabled (I dont very much like tree interfaces), your screwed.
The second issue, if you was going to use the tree interface then why does it STILL show folders in the other interface too? seems a bit redundant.
Of course some people might prefer both, would be nice to just have options to enable disable these.