I just visit the forum and check my wishlist for discounts
Exactly the same here.
Previous design - especially the list to the right - quickly answered my most important questions without a click orgy / mouse over delay: Is it the genre I like? What is the original release date? How much is the price reduction? Is it new? Who are the developers?
The new design only tells me the current price / price reduction. Nothing else relevant for a purchase decision. Nothing. Instead, I look at a huuuge colorful picture. At a biig game title. At a slowly loading promotion trailer on mouse over. Tell you what? These pictures are distracting, the title of a game is insignificant, a promo trailer is most often just marketing bullshit. Everything is colorful, moving and noisy... and at the same time completely irrelevant.
Now, it takes more time to get important information. It takes more mouse actions to reach relevance. This is 100% the wrong way to improve a GUI (reading recommendation: "Hooked" by Nir Eyal).
Result: You destroyed habits. Maybe the habits of many customers. Many of my purchases were impulse buys. They will not happen that often anymore, just because of this new design.
You want us to form new
habits? Your main target are new customers? You think we old ones just need time to acclimatize to the new GUI? Not me, don't think so. The GUI did not just change, not just got a new look, elements a new arrangement or layout. The functionality of your web page worsened
. My user experience is not different, it is worse
. Not because something is green what was red before, is to the right when it was at the top, but because it is gone.
One positive result: My backlog is big enough, so I can get along without any new purchases for some months, maybe even years.