Personally, I feel like HubPages proscribes too much of our content already, to the point of punishing us for not using their (inadequate, according to my attorneys) copyright statements. I feel like if I don't find an excuse to add a table and a poll to an otherwise perfectly fine hub, it becomes much less my work than a HubPages mandated work. I don't see why a map applies to most hub pages, either. Ditto for many of the other features, like quizzes (which I'm contractually forbidden to use in any case). Also, with the removal of my ability to use Amazon capsules, I have to take my chances with Ebay keyword search capsules, and who knows what product might show up on a given day in that case. I'm very disillusioned with HubPages' new requirements for all kinds of specialty capsules that may simply be stupid or fluff in an article, depending on what the article is, yet we're expected to include them to get maximum scores. Ditto with not allowing us to use dividers to separate content--in how-to hubs, it's imperative that users don't rush headlong to part 2 and a divider helps enforce that fact. Also, we're supposed to drastically limit links to other sites that are useful/relevant to our hubs: why? Wouldn't HP want people to spend more time on the site and get more money/click-throughs? I'm not talking frivolous links (those obviously don't belong there), but relevant links. Now they've added "related hubs" below the article, so I get many fewer comments than I used to, which helps me not at all when it comes to improving my work. Also, the "related hubs" simply take business away from links I would have been able to make to my own articles that actually are "related hubs" rather than simply containing some of the same topics. That whole section is just screen clutter that doesn't belong there. The hub author should be the one to decide what articles are and aren't relevant and use the Link capsule to include them, rather than clutter the screen with a mess of often unrelated or directly competing hubs like they're currently doing. It's like they forgot we'd like to make a buck on the site, too, with links to our own work.
What WOULD be helpful is if they added more social network sharing buttons next to the articles: StumbleUpon, Tumbler, and especially Google+ come to mind. Maybe Reddit (which used to be there, if I remember right). If they want us to get more traffic, give us easy access to social traffic-generating tools.