Hmmm, +Ron Norgaard
. It's true that lots of things said here sound like bitching for the sake of it. But it strikes me as a little glib to dismiss all gripes as reactionary. There are some process/functional changes inherent in the interface re-design that do actually impair rather than enhance functions, like circle navigation, greyed-out text, and business-card sized pop-ups (etc).
Apologies if I misinterpreted your tone.