I know the windows command prompt is legacy, but it really deserves an upgrade. In all cases I avoid it like the a plague and that is just a shame. Take a look at Hyper by Guillermo Rauch, it is configurable, supports multiple windows and minimalist.. It easily could do more, but suffice to say it works better than ComEMU (which I used for a long time but is too complex) and the standard console.
Consoles are for developers, so give them the tools they need. I run multiple consoles in development environments, running servers and logs while the others serve to compile or just sit in directories I am working in.
Guillermo is on the right track, implementing plug-ins and making it more fun with power prompts and theming.,