This thread has an unfortunate title.
I can’t speak for others, but myself I appreciate the efforts undertaken by the admins - migrating such a big forum database must be tons of work. And I’m sure that they didn’t pick their forum software purely based on bling but did their research in advance and picked one that fit the demands and includes the features they need.
That said, please don’t discredit the valid points of criticism. We’re not just graybeards sitting here complaining about how nothing is like it used to be. Discourse has issues with functionality, usability and things flat out not working - this is not a “where is my post count” or “I want signatures”.
You may have seen the thread I started about button/link styling. That is something that, at least from what I can tell, should be doable with just a few CSS adjustments and should improve the usability of the forum. I did my best to explain myself there in a calm, objective tone. I would be thrilled if you could, when you find the time, implement some of the changes, or if you disagree with my assessment, explain your point of view. If, however, my constructive criticism remains ignored while the “I HATE the new forum” messages get all the attention, then I wonder what kind of feedback you were asking for.