I feel the new look of Gmail is like a restaurant having a dish that is a favorite, a lot of people order it and a majority of customers enjoy their meal ,,, then one day a new chef arrives and feels its boring so he lets his kids in the kitchen and they pour 5 pounds of salt, and some vinegar in the dish. .. it tastes awful, but some eat it. What you guys +Sarah Price
and +Ted Juch
are doing is trying to fix it . like .. well try and add some suger to mask the taste... try and add some flour, or maybe some galic.. I appreciate the effort... but the dish is ruined.
I'm not saying that Mcdonalds is fine dining, but do you think they would change the recipe for a Big Mac to a great extent? ..don't think so .. They add new products with different flavours, but they don't change a winning concept that made them big. They give options, and if you like them you can try them, but they will not remove the Big Mac,, and if they did , even if nice people like you tried to make people accept the changes, a Happy Meal is not a Big Mac ... and the redesign today looks like it's made by kids, and in my opinion for kids.