I completely agree with this thought. It feels like the this version came from the designers, being bored with the old skewmorphic design, and wanting to change everything just for the sake of change. The zoom box is a complete step backward in usability. Even with so called "improvements" to the zoom box it is not going to be as powerful as the full page zoom was. Every other app has a lame zoom box and it is why I don't use them. If they did beta test this version like they claim, it was only with people internal with the company or with people that are not power users.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not force the zoom box. The full page zoom from v5 was the absolute best and most useful feature. I have tried other apps with these boxes and always came back penultimate because it didn't have such amateur features. These new design "features" make no sense in a sofistcated app such as penultimate. Please listen to your user base and bring back the features that made penultimate so great. I have been using penultimate since it first came out and it has always stood above the rest in terms of quality and features. It is a shame to see one the great ones fall to