Ever go into a store week after week, month after month ... to the point you know where most everything is? Then one day you go in and it's all been moved around? All the same stuff, nothing new, but all in different places.That isn't how most people online look at it. They don't come to our forums because we're running the latest XF or Invision versions. They come because we offer content on a subject they are interested in. I've conducted a lot of user testing over the years and the truth is this: Simple and clear wins every time.
That's how I feel about software changes.
To be honest, there are a LOT of things about XF I don't care for, but as a weenie user, I don't have anything to say about it when a site changes.. My choice is to get used to it, or move on.