Personally I use 3 different 'views':
- New in tag/overall
- Popular today (or hot/week in the old navigation)
- Most votes in tag
Switching to whatever view I wanted used to take a single click, right now switching to any view except 'new' takes at least 4 clicks (open date range menu, pick date range, etc.) and at most 5 clicks. I realize that this might not be the most typical usage (I used to answer a lot more questions, but right now I am visiting SE primarily as a 'fun' site to read), but it should be possible to make it at least more efficient than this.