Yeah, for me it’s the aesthetic choices that I really hate and that seem most unnecessary.
I’m not even a huge loyalist for the old UI! I liked it fine, but could easily have accepted changes, to wit:
• The Troops screen has sucked for as long as I’ve played the game (about a year). Now it just sucks in different ways.
• The map screen changes were actually good, more information is conveyed in a clearer, more organized fashion.
• The GW screens mostly benefited from the UI changes. If not for the unfortunate nonsticking-defense team bug (finally gone I hope?) I would have been happy with the changes here.
The good news is that the worst things about the new UI are aesthetic, so should be easier to fix. For example, how hard would it be to push out a new set of Arcane Traitstone images that don’t look like Unicorn vomit? Or a new set of intelligible particle effects?
Posters who say the new UI is here to stay are correct. I still voted for the old UI, because overall it’s better.
We can at least hope that over time the devs will improve and refine the new UI until it looks less like an example of corporate malfeasance!