What just happened? All of a sudden user names are displayed at the top of posts rather than to the side. I do not know if this was intentional, but I cannot say that it looks particularly good to me.
You have a valid point.It is a demonstrable point in the UX field that initial negative feedback is not as helpful as you might think. In the short term, humans typically react negatively to change they don't themselves initiate.
The real question will be how folks feel about it in a few weeks or so, after the shock of unannounced change wears off.