The new dropdown is nice eye candy, but the "envelope" notification had better functionality.
Is there any plans to bring it back as an option perhaps?
With the old interface I could tell at a glance that "something" has happened. With 1 click, I could see everything that had changed since the last time I looked.
Now I have to click (or mouseover) to see what happened, then remember what it looked like the last time I saw. It just seems like a bit of a pain just to find out if someone upvoted/commented/answered a post.
If the dropdown had a notification, that something happened, and only showed what happened since the last time, that would be great.