SimFactory has an option --verbose which defaults to True. This has been useful while SimFactory was in heavy development and there were frequent problems and errors where the extra information provided by --verbose gave useful context to debugging.
Now that SimFactory is in regular production use with fewer problems, and the plan is to make it the default for the Einstein Toolkit, I propose to change the verbosity to False. This makes the tool appear less intimidating for new users and leads to an overall smoother, slicker experience. All information should be available in the simulation log file for debugging purposes if required.
The attached patch implements this. There are still some messages which are output anyway, and these will need to be addressed one by one. Also, the --verbose setting does not appear to propagate across remote invocations of simfactory. But these are separate from the decision to make --no-verbose the default.