I hate that the recent changes to Blogger's user interface are so infuriating that they are driving so many of my peers to have to write posts about these changes rather than concentrating on their usual geeky topics.
From the bombastic outrage of Calvin over at The Cave of Cool to the more resigned annoyance of Adam at Barking Alien, this is just a small snapshot of my immediate circle of fellow bloggers, so what must the indignation be like across the broader Blogger spectrum?
I know not everyone is having problems, but it seems that every person who has an issue with the interface has a slightly different one.
I can't decide if that's a good thing or a bad thing. Are these just temporary glitches or screw-ups of elements that used to work perfectly fine just for sake of changing things?
Presumably, behind-the-scenes alterations are still being made by Blogger as more feedback comes in from users, but, then again, how much of this feedback is actually being listened to and how many general blogger-users are taking the time to convert their frustrations into constructive criticism?
For all its talk of additional utility, I have yet to find something the new interface can do that the old one couldn't, or anything that it does particularly better than the old one.
More often than not it feels as though it now takes more keystrokes to achieve the same results. Everything just takes so much longer these days.
While I'm getting a handle on the new system, it's still aggravatingly counter-intuitive, unnecessarily fiddly, slower, and uglier than the previous iteration.
It's not the death knell of HeroPress that I had initially feared, but it will definitely change things here... and not for the better in my opinion.