I, like many others, find the new reaction bar intrusive since it activates any time you hover over a chat message. I like the addition of the reaction bar, but would like to see it implemented in a different manner.
Instead of having the reaction bar show up from just hovering over any message, show it when you click on the message you want to react to.
How it Would Make a Difference:
That would keep discord looking clean, while also providing the same ease of use that is being intended for the reaction bar.