I can’t think of a time that an update on Tumblr made things easier. I understand that there is a learning curve to updates and things take time to adjust to. What I don’t understand is how something can be implemented without user data or proper feedback.
I make 20-50 posts per day using Tumblr. The new update made what I do more difficult in most ways (even if only slightly). Added clicks and pop-out boxes that can’t remember my history (like retyping tags - which also doesn’t support drag and drop) Sourcing became slightly more difficult which makes it less likely that people will source items. I know it’s just a click in another place, but it’s a click that wasn’t needed to source yesterday when things worked fine. Every Tumblr update might make things more efficient on Tumblrs end and that is fine. I just don’t understand why they rarely if ever seem to benefit the users.