I've been using Evernote since 2009. I've join the forums 9 years later to express how dismayed I am by the direction Evernote development is taking.
Every new point release either breaks or hides something that made Evernote useful to me in the first place.
Two recent examples:
(1) The bright green 'Share' button is both ugly and pointless. Evernote is not and never will be a useful collaboration tool (except for a few niche industries / use cases). Meanwhile you've added multiple clicks to EVERY SINGLE NOTE I CREATE by hiding your actually useful features behind ellipses.
(2) I can't understand the rationale behind separating Notes from Reminders in the UI (new in 7.6). For me, the biggest USP of Evernote is that notes ARE reminders and reminders ARE notes! If I need to click a different tab to see my reminders, I might as well click a different app, and if I'm clicking to a different app then, then what is the point of Evernote. Way to throw away your only remaining competitive advantage!
The argument that you're simplifying things for new users is - my opinion - the road to the death of Evernote. Evernote is not - and never has been - a particularly simple tool. But it's POWERFUL. Users looking for a simple note-taker, Evernote probably isn't for them: there are many better free alternatives available (Keep, Bear, ...) and Evernote has already lost that audience a long time ago. But keep removing/hiding the features us paying users rely on, then you lose us too, and are left with nothing.
I really don't want it to go that way, but I feel like I've seen this movie too many times now. Please someone start listing to the people who are actually still paying for your product despite the price rises, and stop taking away all the things we like.