I was not happy at all with the update to Evernote. I have also downgraded and was very relieved to find this thread.
I have been building my business on Evernote for the past 5 years and it's been super productive then just one day randomly they decide to change everything? There were so many missing features and the interface looked terrible.
Let's go through a few things that are terrible changes:
Overall the interface seems to be some kind of web view or electron app that has much worse performance (notes load slower and it's much less responsive)
No preferences or settings whatsoever...
The spacing between notes is massive (too much and makes it hard to see multiple notebooks and stacks in a quick, scalable manner
The notes have 2-steps to click on links? (that's extremely unproductive and slow)
The fonts are terrible
The CMD+J is gone
The list view spacing is also huge and doesn't let you easily see note titles
The search box is useless because before it was just CMD+J and the new note button is massive and way too big
The dropdowns for some options are not native (they are again some web-based dropdown which is much slower)
Some of the content simply didn't render correctly and went into HTML content boxes which I have no idea what it is
The edit menu in the top of notes is too intrusive and distracts from note taking (I like it small and simple)
And tons more issues...
The point is that this was not desirable at all for many users. And we want the first version around for the lifetime of our subscription. (do not make it temporary).
Again, WE ARE NOT HAPPY WITH THE NEW VERSION and DO NOT WANT TO USE IT.
PLEASE KEEP THE OLD VERSION AVAILABLE.
We are building businesses that are important on Evernote and it's not fair to users to force them to get a worse version.
I needed to post this because I am working on my business full time and this is literally the last thing I need to ruin my days.
Thank you for understanding and I look forward to continuing with Evernote Legacy.