I just downloaded blender 2.8 and I was absolutely lost with all the changes. I understand I have to learn the new stuff but it seems like quite the learning curve. I pretty much just wish the layout was the exact same but with the new features.
You’re invited to an article I’ve written a while ago about transitioning from Blender 2.7x to 2.8.
It’s not entirely up to date, but the majority of the text should still be applicable.
Have a look here: