I apologize in advance here because this is going to be a little bit of a rant here. Please just take it as constrictive critizism. Oh yeah and sorry if there are some flaws in my language.
Ok. I don't really know where to start but I think I will start with the Mediathek since the changes are smaller:
1. You can't simply tab anymore between the diffrent typing windows such as title, description, altenative title and so on. Why would you do that? Now I have to scroll down and select each window seperatly with my cursor. This takes far more time than before - logic?
2. In the old Mediathek you clicked on a picture, its editing page would show up, you enter the details you want, click on save and you would be back to to the exact same (updated) page of your Mediathek where you started. Now you save your changes and it wont take you back to the page you started with. Why on earth would I not want to go back there? Now I have to guess how often I have to click manually on the "go-to-the-page-before-button" of my browser, which once again takes more time. To avoid that I open every editing page in a new tab so I will still have my Mediathek page open and can select the next picture to edit.
Both of this might not be so important if you are only adding a few pictures. But if you want to edit a 100 or more pictures this is a pain in the ass. Please change this!!
Besides I really don't get why you have such a nice page/system to edit all the relevant details after you have just uploaded them. All the pictures are nicely aligned underneath eachother and you can edit and update them all seperatly and at the same time. But beware of accitently reloading the page or saving the changes because then you have to go to your Mediathek. Please name me a very, very good reason why you would not design your Mediathek like this. It is soooo much easier!! Why do all the pictures have to open up on a different page? You have showed on your upload page that it is not neccessary, the dynamic interface is so much better why would you not integrate this into the Mediathek? Why??!
Ok, so this was easy, now the gallery:
1. This actually annoyed me already before the redesign but this is a good opportunity to state it: Why can I only add but not delete pictures from galleries? The only way around this is to delete them completely, reupload and readd them. I mean I don't know how long wordpress already exists, but this is such a basic issue. Jesus, how come nobody has fixed this yet?? If you add pictures accidently to the wrong gallery you are f*cked , there is no way back apart the one that I just explained and is really time consuming. How can this still be an issue? Once again, please chance!
2. The handing of your galleries before you changed it was bad I agree on that. But I couldn't image that you could make it even worse. Seriously, how could you manage this? Drag & drop, yeah nice feature, but hell I want my numbers back!! I thought the numbers were a bad idea since you could not tab between them and you had to enter them all manually, it was annoying, it was time consuming, but at least eventualy you could arrange your pictures in the way you wanted to. Now there is literally no way, like, at all. WHY would you make drag & drop the only way to arrange the pictures? I really don't get it. It's a nice gimmick to have, I agree, and it works for five or maybe ten pictures, but not for 100!!! You can't even select more than one picture at the time. Now I just wanted to add a few pictures, maybe 8 or 9, to a already large gallery. So they show up at the top but I want them at the bottom and there is no way to get them down there. At all. Add the drag & drop system, fine. Delete the number system in its place, WHAT?!!? I mean.. do you even test your changes? Did nobody ever realize this problem? How is that possible? Now I just bought 10gb more space for my files, I uploaded them all but only to realize I can't publish them!
So I know drag & drop is fancy and everybody has it but your implementation is horrible! The number system might be old and very basic but at least it works! You can actually change the arrangement of your gallery even if there are 300 pictures in it. So pleaaasee implement a system to arrange galleries properly you really cannot be serious about that. Otherwise I am out of here and I want my monney back. Your site is all about publishing pictures and other media how could you possibly fail so hard on that?
Oh yeah, and there is one more thing you should consider before making operation changes: Your site is for bloggers. And bloggers might not always be sitting behind a desktop with mouse, proper keyboard and a big screen. Some will and I think you guys definitely are but some of your clients wont. Me for example. I am sitting behind a small netbook without a mouse or big screen. There might even be people who are using a tablet pc. And why is that? Well because a big number of people are blogging about their yourneys, trips, tours, you name it. So they wont have a proper pc on hand every time they want to update thier blog. So think about those people trying to handle your site. Try to image somebody using a touchpad to arrage 300 pictures by dragging & dropping them all one by one. I think you got the idea.
Don't get me wrong here, yes I definitely am angry about the bad handling of your site. I am not rating about small desing details here but mayor issues that make it impossible to use your site at all. This really shouldn't be like this.
But beside from that I would love to continue using your site. So please do everyone a favor and rework your changes.
An angry user
The blog I need help with is mariusinaustralien.wordpress.de.