V7 is (like v6) a common thing - change for making changes, not change for improvements.
The new version is so-so. I'm under the impression that not much is changed really, they have just moved things around. I still hope that we can one day customize our pages using CSS and edit our own comments (would be lovely for me, the queen of typos!)
Personal note, because of the stupid way of viewing images, you latest widescreen piece appears about 350 pixels high because of being wide.
Obviously being able to look at an image how it was intended is far beyond DAs capability.
To me, the management are more concerned about being trendy (writing less is moar to sound like a internet cat, as well as the llamas whatever the hell they are for) than actually checking to see whether the update actually helps anything.