I just wanted to add that after being annoyed for so long by this change I have decided to finally leave evernote. I tried so many different things in my frustration but I have finally decided that oneNote is the best alternative. I use evernote frequently to make lists of links so this is pretty frustrating. I'm not in love with oneNote the web UI is a bit clunky but its apps are pretty decent.
This is the one and only reason I have decided to leave. It literally makes the experience of using evernote unbearable. I was so hoping evernote would have made an option to disable it by now but no luck. Farewell evernote.