I guess the new interface helps with some aspect of administration. I’m not fond of the theme (I prefer a black background and white/gray characters). But the most frustrating part for me is that I can no longer tell where are new messages and how many there are. Is it that the message headers are boldface? But if you hover your mouse over any header it turns bold - and unlike the old system (which told you how many new & unread messages you have) I can’t see how the new interface informs you of that.
I’ve tried 3 different browsers: Brave, Chrome and Microsoft Edge and they are all the same, not having the “usual options.” The picture below is what I get on all the browsers. As you can see the usual options are not present at all. I’ve tried clicking on various blank spots in case the style sheet has put white-on-white or similar, but no I just don’t see those options. And yes, I am logged in.
I’m actually not 100% sure what you refer to with “the usual options”. Maybe you could switch back to the default theme and make a screenshot of what you see there and what you’re missing on the new “Air theme”? Maybe I can fix the problem then.