People really don't get it, do they?
When you release a new "version" it's supposed to be an improvement, not a downgrade. People like practical things, that's a proven fact. Who likes things that are overcomplicated (not that this layout is). People always like the easy route.
Another point is don't fix what it's not broken.
This is the mentality I hate, people keep eating the crap they throw as long as "it works, making the product worse and worse by updates and people still eat the crap they are throwing.