At first I was a bit lost where everything was (for example lost my Sta.sh for a while) but that problem was easily fixed just by taking a deep breath and checking what can be found under each navigation bar. Everything is there, they're just located differently. Another thing that helps is time. You won't be clicking wrong places for long!
Sticky navigation is my absolutely love on Browse page! I just wish also the upper bar (where the links to my messages are) was sticky. That would be so handy!
Another thing what I really like is the new infinite scroll of Daily Deviations. I am not a big fan of clicking from page to page because even if my Internet is quite fast, it sometimes takes annoyingly long time for new pages full of pictures to load. Smooth scrolling minimizes the waiting time.
Also the new Today Page looks promising. I rarely even used the old Today Page because I felt that I didn't find enough interesting stuff there. But now with these new features, I think I am going to use Today page more. Now there are lots of things to browse and explore!
The evil Watch Feed. I think the majority of the complaints I have seen in couple of past days are regarding the Watch Feed. Well, instead of pointing out weaknesses, I'd like to tell what I like in Watch Feed so far.
At first, I have found quite many new things to fav via Watch Feed! The people I watch have a great taste and by being able to stalk their favs, I have found many artists and artworks which I probably wouldn't have found otherwise.
Another thing I love about Watch Feed is that it shows a bit of an artist's comment under each deviation and also couple of comments made by other deviants. I have found myself commenting some artworks I probably wouldn't comment if I saw just a thumb in my inbox – and this is just because artist said something interesting about their work!
Then there is also a possibility to reshare content but I haven't tested that yet. I think I'll stick with old fashioned journal features, but for quick sharing the reshare tool might be handy.
Status Update is something I need to test as well. As far as I know, status updates made by other deviants do not show in your inbox but only in Watch Feed? I still would love to have a tool which would allow me to share quick messages that would appear also in inboxes; so far I have abused polls for that kind of message sharing and advertising because in my taste journals are a bit too "heavy" for quick and short messages. We'll see what Status Updates bring!
From my own page I removed Activity Feed just because I am not really fond of its size and look. But as stated, it is easy to remove so if you don't like, just get rid of it. On the other hand, it has been interesting to stalk other people's activities on their pages, I just don't want that huge thing on my own page. Maybe if it had more sleek look or if I could customize it more, I'd let it stay. But anyway, it's a start and looking forward to see next version of the Activity Feed!
Being able to watch collections gave me an urgent need to organize my own favorites! I should really find a better way to sort out those. So far I have turned watching option off from most of my own fav folders but I will turn it back on when I get everything nice and organized.
Within a time I am sure I will also get better impression of whose and which collections I want to watch but so far I let everything flood to my watch feed.
Tags are something I will look forward to see people start using! So far I have found those really useful for example when I was preparing Ink Artwork Feature. Sometimes you cannot be sure which tools have been used just by looking at an artwork and many artists do not write the tools in their artist's comments. But most of them use the tools as keywords and they're showing as tags! The tags can give so much insight information of an art piece.
I still need to add tags on my old deviations but it'll be easy with Tag Editor. I am sure that after people have tagged their works for a while, browsing based on tags will get interesting. People, start tagging your works if you haven't already!