Facebook has a habit of radically changing it’s front page and attracting user discontent in the process. The latest update was no different: although it has received mostly positive reviews from bloggers, the users on the other hand are rejecting the changes and want the previous interface back, as you can see in the comments to the original announcement.
I tend to agree with the latter this time: having both a “news feed” and a “live feed” doesn’t help me find the most interesting updates, I just find myself switching back and forth between them with the distinct feeling I am missing something. The news feed is a good idea in theory, but the ranking it uses is counterintuitive. I prefer the live feed for now, but it was also “revamped” to offer more updates about new ‘friendships’, so the noise level increased. Both of them are different from the old home page and so Facebook suddenly became unfamiliar (again!) over night. At least the site stores the last used option, so, if you prefer one of them, the choice will stick the next time you log in.