New web format is terrible
As a web designer and a researcher my input on this new interface is get rid of it! This is the trend right now to "dumb down" interfaces. The problem is that it might help 5% of your users and the rest of us are left out in the cold.
The previous interface was clean, crisp and you could see a lot of data at one time. it was NOT overwhelming at all. It made sense. I can't even begin to describe how bad this new one is. There's almost zero contrast so the eyes can't distinguish anything on the page. Everything is in big bubbles. It's preschoolish and certainly not designed for any serious, hard core research.
I absolutely agree with how the categories worked previously. Being able to sort search results by category with just a click or two was one of the best things about the interface. Not now. This really is useless. It's taking me 5-6 times as long to find things as it did before.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring back the old interface!!!!