Starting to miss the days of hard copy versions, at least you could rely on features being there every day
Your statement seems somewhat nonsensical, as even under CC you need not update if you don’t feel like it, also you can re-install old versions if new features or bugs make that seem advisable to you.
As for the changed behaviour Ged Traynor already stated alternatives, if you consider it a true impediment to your workflow see if a Feature Request already exists, otherwise feel free to post one (to re-introduce the old behaviour) over at:
Yes I can but I want to delete multiple swatches at the same time. I used to be able to Ctrl+click and select many, now I'm forced to head all the way over to the Edit- Presets - Preset manager - Swatches to do the same. I tried shift+clicking swatches with no luck.