The top bar on SE sites seems to have changed on 4 December 2013. I am curious what people here think of the change. (meta.stackoverflow may be a better place for such discussion and there may already be a question there, but I thought I would post this here.)
One thing I miss is the link to meta (or main if at the meta site). I do not miss the chat link that much, but others might (though there is still a link at the bottom of the page).
The replacing of one's user name with one's avatar provides more horizontal room (perhaps an optimization oriented to mobile displays?), but I kind of miss seeing my name (such seems to give a feeling of self-importance).
The help dropdown is an improvement in my opinion because it provides more context yet takes up less immediate visual space. (I am guessing that "Tour" takes the place of "about" [though there is still an about link at the bottom].)
So what do y'all think of the change?