I appreciate that Discord likely had a design team work for days or weeks on the recent desktop UI changes but I find them very unpleasant to behold and to use. These changes were largely unwarranted and unnecessary and I would like to petition that they be reverted until a more polished iteration is prepared.
The divider lines made it much easier to distinguish users' posts. Their absence and the changes to line-spacing require that the eyes move left in order to determine when the poster of a message has changed.
The highlight-on-mouseover is distracting and gaudy and it is doubly so while scrolling. Highlighting entire posts would be more useful while quoting but it changes the content while scrolling, making visual scanning and speed-reading quite difficult.
The reaction bar breaks up the previously-tidy distinction silhouette between messages, is too large, and inserts colored elements into an area where the user does not expect them, diverting attention from chat.
The message-options menu which appears on clicking the ellipses is too far from the cursor and its placement is counter-intuitive to desktop users' context-menu expectations.
The placement of icons on the right edge of the message-options menu is counter-intuitive to desktop users' context-menu expectations.
The placement of the text on the right edge of the red new-message delineation marker is counter-intuitive to left-to-right written language expectations and document header expectations.
These changes deviate too far from the paradigms established by prior operating system, application, and document layouts and the net result is an experience that requires so much thought to navigate that it detracts from the enjoyability and usability of the program.
Edit 1: Subject title extended for clarification.
Edit 2: Grammar edits, additions to paragraphs 2 and 3.
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