Concur with this - especially the optically challenging point. Navigation issues aside, for some reason (that I confess I can't quite articulate why) it's incredibly difficult even to understand what it is I'm seeing. It's a strange kind of "accessibility" issue - whose unpleasantness I've noticed increasingly puts me off even visiting the forums. On the first day (when search was locked down) I couldn't even find dev diaries except by search engine.There is a rumor that companies that change parts of their software are nowadays advised not to talk to the customer about it as this will only lead to a giant storm of feces and any giving in will mean money and time lost and admitting, an error was made. 'You are the owners. You have the expertise and make no mistake' or similar new-age bull. Stonewalling and let the customers throw curses after curses as after about 6 weeks it will be business as usual again. The customer is stupid and will return to his obedient behavior again. And right they are. Anybody able to remember when some business changed their product to something we do not like? And how often we still bought the stuff we do not like because we are just to lazy to look for alternatives? The world is spinning strangely nowadays.
I am very unpleasantly being remembered about my experience with the new Steam Library UI. All the same here. I have no other suggestion for improvement but calling it a failure and rolling back to old version. It now looks more than an advertising billboard for tablet-PCs with some places to write something as secondary or tertiary function. It logs me out every time now even in midst of session which is a HUGE step of improvement versus the 'throw me out every three days'' annoyance (can contain small amounts of sarcasm). Sorry, I cannot get warm with the new one. The old one was old, but reliable and optically not as challenging as this one.
Beyond that - if we're stuck with it I have two big QoL irritations:
- Currently dev diaries are just about the only thing that attracts me to the forums at all. However, the "all posts / dev posts only" toggle (when displaying threads) seems to have been removed. For me the only interesting content is the dev posts. Consequently I've realized it's a waste of time trying to actually browse threads. Rather I go straight to search for dev content on threads with "dev diary" in the thread title. So: please restore/recreate the toggle!
- When in search/advanced search, please preserve all the settings from the last search - separately for each search-tab (especially on choices from the interminable list of forums)