How can I display only certain metadata fields on the right?
The choices offered don't suit me completely. Is there a way I can choose which individual fields I want to show?
The simplest method is to use Metadata-Viewer Preset Editor plugin. If you're technically minded, it's not hard to use a text editor to create your own metadata tagsets for the Metadata panel -- download the free Lightroom 5 SDK Programmers Guide and read the appropriate chapter.
Thank you that's exactly what I was looking for.