I hate it as well they are trying so desperately to be facebook or buzzfeed, instead of keeping true to what made them great in the first place. You can't compete with facebook by trying to be like facebook, you need to be different, offer something they can't or dont do as well.
You're not alone... I'm with you who hates the new update...
Just like Youtube with every update they make they make it worse.
I read the take they put up about it and I do what it says but I can't access any takes other than that one now. So I can't read mytakes anymore. Yeah the new format was crap. I don't understand why they feel they HAVE to change the site so much. If it's not broken don't try to fix it. But now it's broken for me since I can't access the things I used to be able to access.