The Menus are suddenly changing, … and not for the better.
I very much liked the notifications menu being separate (with the balloon icon.)
The avatar menu no longer has a logout link on it. This will force me to go to my profile page possibly multiple times per day, just to log out.
Compressing these things together into a smaller space makes no sense !
They are disparate functions. I go to my avatar to change profile or access features of my profile.
Notifications are about my content (topics, replys, messages, etc.) They have nothing to do with my profile.
Suddenly I am missing notifications of messages, because there is no balloon icons anymore.
Why these things are changing (along with adding silly icons that lead elsewhere,) when more important things like the forum search need updating.