Everyone is adverse to changes, if something is changed it should be for the best and have advantages. I see no advantages in the new layout in regard
to functionality (I love the ribbon in the end of the page, that was gone), since I had already tweaked the "normal" layout to my liking this
continual switching makes the change even more revolting...
A simplified GUI is good for mobile users but what keeps the site active are mostly (I think) desktop users. I understand that it is a consumer vs
producers relation, but without those that commit posts there wouldn't be any readers also, and there is really no lookin on the system (there are
many alternatives) so a change should be carefully considered not to alienate a significant part of the community...
For example I give you what happened to del.icio.us project, the changes in aesthetics and due to backend need caused lots of people to seek
alternatives. I think that ATS focus too much in stuff that is eye candy and has no real interest to the demographics that keeps the site interesting
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