I'll go ahead and disagree with most of my friends posting here and say I like the new clean look. One should only have to see what is necessary and simple is good. However, I do agree that it needs to be tweaked and made more customizable and allow faster access to everything a power user needs. And it doesn't make any sense at all to start up with a new empty note. Only a small percentage of the time do I as a user want to open Evernote primarily to enter data. My guess (my hope) is that this will be changed by the time it gets out of beta.