I thought I was alone here, but I keep hearing this from my coworkers as well.
The new interface color scheme gives the impression that layers are selected when they are not. I think because layers are brighter than the background now, they look highlighted.
This makes the comp timeline harder to look at and understand what is going on. I feel like the color scheme before was easier to read in this respect. The same problem I think applies to layer switches - something about it is less clear now. I appreciate most of the other UI changes, really nice stuff. I love how keyframes look.
Thanks for the feedback. It's this sort of specific, detailed feedback that will help us to refine the UI over the next updates. Keep it coming.
Todd, have you set up a specific topic or location for comments on the interface?
Nope. Feel free to start one.