I checked out the updated site recently and OMG it is soooo damn slow to load. Half the time it took so long to load a page (any page, not just comic pages) that it timed out.
Ugh. I do not like this in the slightest. Removing customization and community was a real shot in the foot.
This is all just another part of updating shit to look sleek and modern. I hate it. But sleek and modern is “in” right now and we just have to wait for creativity and style to be “in” again. Pfft, same thing happened to my moms work place. They got rid of this hidden little spot with a patio, sculptures, and water fountain / display, with lots of trees surrounding the whole thing, it was all torn out and opened up with flat and boring concrete. Oh but they put up this little things to provide shade but the roofs are semi-transparent so it’ll be useless in the blinding Texas summer.
And the inside of the building? Sure the old stuff was a bit outdated but you know what it wasn’t? It wasn’t glossy white tiled walls and floors with blinding fluorescent lights. There’s not even carpet anymore, it’s like being trapped in a white room. And they did it in the bathrooms too! It’s like 5x hotter in there now.
It’s all sleek, modern, minimalism, devoid of creativity. And the building was just one example, I’ve been seeing this all over the place.
Now we gotta wait ten years or so for what we want to be stylish again.
In case it still isn’t clear I hate sleek, modern, minimalism.