First of all, thank you for posting this here broni (since I, and many others, don't have access to those customer forums anymore).
Second, I totally agree with you about the link icon being confusing and that they should put it back the way it is on 3.1.4. I remember a couple of weeks ago I was trying to add a link with the name, but all I saw was the field for the link and noticed the field for the name was removed (much like many other useful features IPS keeps removing). I didn't know that we had to write the label for our link first, then select it and click the link button until just now when you started this topic. All this time I've been adding links without the link name. And to reply to that staff members quote:
Even though that quote was aimed at a button being removed, don't you also think that removing certain features will also "make things more difficult for new users and more likely to lead to mistakes"?
There's so much emphasis on pleasing "new members", yet older members seem to be disregarded. Why is that?