Totally agree, the beta is unusable for me because of the way I use Evernote. Just the lack of a List View option, in itself, would mean I would never (until I have to) move to the new layout. More worrying is the direction that the software is going... simplistic, white space, elegant... and impossible to use for anything but the simplest of tasks. Anyone like me who has come to rely on Evernote as a cornerstone for organising their life will soon be looking for alternatives. The comparison with Windows 8 is a good one.