Originally Posted by stevensctt
I've been playing around with the new site, mostly on my iPad and a little on my iMac. The site has only been active for few days and is still in beta. Frankly, I like the new look and don't have any real issues. The search function does need refinement but can quickly be fine tuned with one or two additional clicks. I would expect a better search function forthcoming. No issues with speed as it as fast or faster than before.
A bit of an over reaction by many to a change. Comments, like goodbye and I'll never use AG again are knee jerk and extreme, IMO.
There is a "let us know
" link on the top of the screen at AG. Seems a better place to post comments, gripes rather than on another site.
If you search on a manufacturer (e.g. Cary) do you get a long list at the end of non-Cary equipment? I would hope it was just my system, but I think it is more general. It is hard for me to believe that they released a product with such an obvious problem.
I have no problem with Beta releases. But since the original interface is not available, it is really not Beta, which implies a testing phase before release. I think they needed a little more testing before general release. One of the ideas of new UI development is to not remove options that people use. I believe that they have left off some pretty obvious features of the old system.
I did post my comments on their blog early yesterday afternoon. They are still awaiting moderator review. Unfortunately, that source of feedback seems to be broken or has very low priority. I posted the same things I did above in response to their Jan. 5 announcement. I posted there after sending them an email to which they responded to put my comments on their blog. There was no "thank you for you comments" or any such pleasantries. So, I posted. Just waiting for it to get moderator approval and actually show up on the site.
I am willing to be patient, but my first reaction is that they have a ways to go to get back to the basic functionality of the "old" interface.