I second this! I haven't used Illustrator for a couple of years now and to my horror certain operations now work in the 'reverse'... damn nuisance!
Illustrator is a complicated enough toolbox already without Adobe moving the goalposts to make us re-learn constantly that which we thought we'd already learned!
Turn back the clock please.... CS 6 at least!
Adobe fast following Corel down the tubes....
Couldn't agree more with this post... the expand button is now a freaking joke!
I also second it. It's. Just. Dumb.
Illustrator already makes us jump through hoops by requiring multiple steps for simple tasks.
Why bother all the pros just to save some confused newbies an extra step by pressing the big, obvious "Expand" button.
BTW, what's wrong with Corel DRAW? It's 10 times friendlier and easier to work with than Illustrator.
I feel I'm not a vector designer anymore since I switched. AI is such a bother.