Previously my account name was written out in the top bar with nice real letters and it was also a link that took me to my profile and a dropdown for profile stuff like logout.
It felt like I'm part of the network and what I do matters (to some tiny degree, or at least for my personal development).
With the new top bar on meta my name is gone.
The profile link seems to be incorporated to the badges and stuff, fine (albeit not very intuitive). But why is my name gone?
Now the log-out functionality is moved under "StackExchange". Previously it was like I was to log out... now it feels like "oh I can log out from stackexchange - whoa", except it's not so whoa.
It's not that I keep multiple identities on StackExchange (it defeated any ill intent with this reputation game anyway). But this is not one of those "tell us your real name or else" sites either.
Personally I don't feel the justification for removing my name and my personal little dropdown for supposedly personal functionality, because there is frankly enough space left for putting it there.
Even if the dropdown is gone, writing it on the top bar felt nicer and healthier...
Why is it gone?