The StackExchange drop down and all-new user-status-activity-whatever drop down have different appearances, and even work a little differently. I suggest they be beat into conformance with each other.
Chapter 1: Arrows
See below. The drop down arrows differ. StackExchange's investors will be shocked to learn that StackExchange is wasting money on superfluous arrow designs.
Chapter 2: Drop Down Style
See below. The styles of these two boxes are unnecessarily different.
Note the following, specifically:
- Different header style
- Different footer style
- Different shadows
- Different uses of color
Further note, from the screen shot below, that displaying both drop downs at once does not function well. It would be better if they were either compatible, or if opening one closed the other.
Chapter 3: Different Functionality
The functionality of these boxes differs in the following unnecessary, and somewhat distracting manners:
- The StackExchange drop down requires a click, while the user dropdown does not.
- The StackExchange drop down remains pinned, while the user dropdown closes after losing focus.
Chapter 4: Conclusion
These things keep me up at night, and are the reason I start randomly crying at inappropriate times.
Oh, and "Eeeek!"