I don't use a lot of customization. I like some of the new features. I can get used to new updates. However, the slowness is driving me insane 😕 I chose Evernote over any other note-taking apps because of how quickly it loaded and how simple it was. I could just have one simple window to note down something real fast. Looking at other forum members' responses (and glad to see that I am not alone. OK maybe not glad to see the problem XD), it doesn't seem to be a problem with my computer.
Before the update: New note ready to go instantly.
After the update: Takes 3-4 seconds after pressing Ctrl + N (new note) to load up a new window. Followed by another 3-4 seconds of spinning. Then 1-2 seconds to load up the icons.
I tried to deal with it but... after a while I just ended up using other apps. I hope the slowness will be fixed soon 😕