I’m not faulting the blender development team for not reading my mind. I’m just not a fan of them replacing existing shortcuts, tools, or workflows for ones that don’t work as well or are less efficient.
Merging doesn’t work like it used to before. Its part of the context menu only in vert select mode. I’m uploading a video right now demonstrating this.
Why isn’t shift + z what you use to pull up the pie menu. Why replace the original button and add a modifier to it to do what you could do with 1 button before.
I hope active tools go away or at least just become an option in the preferences that can be turned off by default.
I’m not a fan of autodesk products, with the exception of Fusion 360, but if blender is going to try and mimic them and become as inefficient as them then I might as well switch and gain the benefits that those programs offer. If these changes become the foundation or new standard for tools and updates in the future then how ineffecient is blender going to be 6 months or a year from now.