Just to throw in my two cents, I really like the new look to Scrivener. In fact, I spent an enormous amount of time and effort in the old version trying to get it to look more like this.
Major version upgrades, however, are rarely clean - especially in the Beta stages, but possibly even in the final release. I understand the feeling of the customer or end user: “But it should just work.” The amount of effort that goes into making things “just work” can be enormous, though, and sometimes it’s not even possible, depending on what’s being done. Everything you want, simeva, makes sense to want (just honor my previous settings in the upgrade and make it all look the same). I just want to encourage you, and everyone else reading this, to please have patience and understanding with the developers. As an IT professional for a large organization, I cannot express how difficult it can be to implement what are incredibly reasonable requests. Sometimes, it’s just downright impossible. And people get upset with us. But the truth is that, if they had the knowledge and experience we had, and they were put in the same position as us, they would almost definitely make the same decisions.
I don’t want to speak for the Literature and Latte developers, obviously. But if you haven’t done any development yourself, hopefully that gives you some insight from the other side. For a code change like this, ensuring old settings carry over in just the right way from the previous version has to be a truly monumental feat, especially for the incredibly reasonable cost of this program.
On the plus side, if you go through all of the settings, documentation, and tutorials, there appear to be ways to implement formatting changes across projects. I’ve done this in the old version of Scrivener, as well as the new. I don’t believe you should have to alter every individual note or page. If you follow the guides provided by the Literature and Latte team, the transition should be relatively painless.
Personally, I’m very happy with the new version thus far, and I look forward to what’s to come.