I am usually no fan of GUI changes either, but am just as usually getting used to it.
But in this particular case it is not only a GUI change, but also a step back.
I have three accounts
- a personal one
- a company account
- and a free mail account.
The first one is spam free and contains all the important stuff. The company account is something I don’t want to check on weekends (or vacation) and the freemail account contains enough spam so I don’t want it to pollute my general inbox. Hence the unified inbox is no option.
Having to toggle through my accounts with many clicks is definitely a step back. I could always use the back button to return to my overview.
Since you, the developers, seem to be very reluctant to bring it back, you might consider some features to mitigate the problem. For instance how about implementing an easily accessible button to cycle through the inboxes?
Another issue is the colouring. I love the idea of having different colours for the various accounts. Unfortunately it seems to be missing exactly where there is no other hint… in the actual folder view (e.g. when displaying the inbox). How about introducing a coloured style element just as in the message view? Or at least colourize the mailbox folder name?
I don’t believe in threats like “I’ll never come back” etc, as it is kind of pointless to me. But I think a developer should always consider why people choose the particular application. To me K9 always had the functionality I needed and was “easily” accessible.
Reverting to an old version is of course possible, but I doubt it is a good idea considering the pace security problems show-up nowadays.
Hoping for further improvements,