I have some dissapointment in 2.0, not just with the version of wordpress, but everything surrounding the release.

The new site seems to be a triumph of style over substance. I'm finding it harder to use, and many things seem to be broken. Links all over the place seem to be broken, there sections are somewhat unclear, and the roll-out seemed as if the important thing was to get the new design up rather than to maintian the functionality through the transition.

As far as 2.0 itself, it seems that again, style won over substance. It's all very pretty, but (at least some parts are) harder to use. The inline uploading seems very, very broken to me. It's not at all intuitive, and give users less control than they used to have rather than more. Reading the release post in the blog, I was excited that with minimal effort, I could post images in a simple enough manner to use WP for my photos as well as my writing, but instead, I found confusion and I have yet to be able to link an image to a page. Instead, I get 404's.

Don't get me wrong, I love WordPress and think it's a fantastic app, but I feel like getting 2.0 out was more important than getting 2.0 right. Maybe I'm alone in this, but I feel like in order to make it as simple as possible for new users, we've sacrificed some of the quality that drew the people who devote so much time to it in the first place.

There are a lot of great changes in 2.0, and I'm thankful to everyone who worked so hard to make them possible. But at the same time, it feels more like an RC than a stable to me.

Opinions? --Morydd 00:05, 2 Jan 2006 (GMT)