Personally, I don't like this new mode and like many others I signed this petition hoping to keep the old version available. Word has it, the old mode will be available for some time before it eventually disappears.
For whoever is interested to sign the petition, here it is:
An Eclipse PetitionThis probably won't do any good, but I'm going to try it anyway; so gather ’round, everyone! Let's let our voices be heard! Please share this journal with others. Comment here to "sign". Don't comment a bunch times, and don't tag any of the developers yet. After this journal gets enough comments, I'll try to tag as many site developers as I can in a single comment asking them to read and consider this. I know people are already doing things like this, but the more people speak up, the better chance we have at actually being heard.
So my petition this: that we keep both Eclipse and the original DeviantArt. It's a very simple solution that will make everyone happy. Those who like Eclipse may use Eclipse, and those who like the "old" DeviantArt may use the old DeviantArt. It's obviously something the devs are capable of, given how that is the way it's set up right now. I don't see why it can't stay that way.
From a business standpoint, here are some of the cons of forcing Eclipse on