Wow this design reminds me of Windows 8. Did Evernote hire the same design team from Microsoft? 1. Take something that is perfectly usable and everyone is used to, and completely turn it on it's ear for no good reason. 2. Determine how the users SHOULD use the product and then force them to think and work like you do. 3. Add steps (clicks) to basic functionality. 4. Make the user struggle and constantly think about how to do use the product instead of the task at hand. I hope this beta is not forced on me...EVER. Just in case, I'm Googling "Evernote Alternative".