Yeah it changed, and I've decided I'm about the last person who should be going through Hubs and grading them, which appears to be the point of the new Hopper. I'm not an English major, just a reader.
I had previousy enjoyed going through the Hopper. It offered a chance to view material from new Hubbers, and provided the links so that we could go find out more about the author, as well as offering the reaction opinions: 'funny', 'awesome', 'beautiful', 'useful', and 'interesting'. It also offered the opportunity to break from the normal 'pre-filtered to your preference' default HubPage. All that is now gone, and Hub Hopping is no longer a 'just browsing' option to look forward to.
For those who want to do quick scans without indepth grading and critiquing, I inadvertently found that navigating foward and back using the browser buttons provides quick access to the next Hub.
Don't get me wrong, there are those who are suited for the sort of critique they seek, I'm just not one of them.