There have been many threads in here over the months to make Airtable more Forms Based (rightly so in my view) - but it occurs to me that a relatively simple start to this would be to build a List / Details type view with a brief (one or two fields) list of records on the left and then details displayed on a form on the right. The user should be able to specify fields to use in both areas.
This type of layout was used to very good effect by Microsoft as one of the default layout in their Access Web Apps product (now pretty much defunct) - looking like this:
Note - this is a screenshot of an app I built and used to sell on the MS App Store before Access Web Apps was announced as retiring - all the data is demo information and not ‘real’. AWA will be retired this month.
How about it Airtable?