Desperate for the Old Format option!
I, like hundreds who've already clearly explained the pertinent valid reasons for it, would like to see the "old format" for a person's page be kept as an option. New doesn't necessarily always mean "better." You give us the chance for suggestions to improve the site; great! So... how are they being listened to? Many of us are seniors & not too tech savvy, thus -at least out of respect for our community- the option to use the old format (which everyone was able to handle easily) should've remained.
Saying, "Give it a try; take the time to learn about it; & so on..." would be more feasible if the new page were visually more user-friendly to start with! As many've said: "It's too busy"; & w/ the 100s of hours it takes to do in-depth research, merge, fix problems created by indexers, etc, etc., the last thing we need is a "new" page w/ unnecessary added challenges. I don't mean at all to discredit the hard work put into these changes, but for the soooo many who find the old outline more manageable, PLEASE reconsider. Most of our relatives, on the other side, have been waiting too long for our involvement. Why not make it easier for them then, seriously, by helping us & keep both formats available?!? If for ANY product there's ample marketing research, & customers' feedback is primarily considered, in order to create an improved version of it, how come this most important task of family research & history ended up basically ignoring such guidelines?
I'd love to hear from you. And I hope you get the inspiration needed to make this site better -that is, really listening to the voice of none other than... its users! Thank you so much for your time in reading this.