Dentists across the country are praising the "new and improved" Sitemeter for its superior suction, while the American Optometrists Association is rubbing its hands with glee over an expected influx of patients needing bifocals and/or Seeing Eye dogs. Carpal tunnel surgeons also anticipate an uptick in business.
The old Sitemeter was fairly quick to load and required a minimum of clicks to navigate. You could resize the text as needed to see it clearly. The new Sitemeter takes five clicks just to get to a stats page, with long intervening periods as you wait for Flash to load. If you want to refresh your stats, you have to re-login and go through the whole click-process again. The stat details themselves are so tiny you will go blind in short order. Because they're in Flash, you cannot make them any bigger.
This really pisses me off. Yes, I can switch to another statcounter, but I will lose all of the historical data from the last two years. I contemplated doing this before, but I liked the simplicity of Sitemeter. No more.
(Edit: This just in!: "We are in the process of rolling back SiteMeter to the former system. SiteMeter should be back online soon. Please check back later. Sorry for inconvenience. Sincerely, SiteMeter Support Team."
If you blog-Google "new sitemeter" you'll see universal loathing of the so-called upgrade. Looks like the shitstorm of negative PR got through to them. )