Wow, who would have thought there would be so many rough opinions. As for me? I will have to learn just like I did the first time I got to the site. Yep, I miss the little yellow birds and the dot next to what I posted on. Maybe that will come back. Since I have dial up everything is slow..... lol. I'm sure after a bit I will get familiar with it and all will be just fine. It's too bad people are so quick to judge rather then taking the time to relearn something. Every one is always in a rush.
As for the crew working on the site. Take the harsh comments with a grain of salt. Many are stressed and probably came to this site to chill after a tough day. Now that it is different they stress even more. Eventually everyone will come around, people that learn fast will help others. One day this site will be outdated and people will be upset once again because of a change. It all passes in time.
I'll get it figured out either way. Sure, it's frustrating but anything new is these days. Tough when your comforts are gone or change. Things will settle down. Patience..... people have to learn patience. Try having dial up. Trust me.
The complaints shouldn't be taken with a grain of salt because there are problems. Lag, for one. Clutter and poor formatting for another. It isn't just a new change to get used to, it has issues that need to be addressed.